Sheringham Lifeboat

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

The Sheringham Lifeboat was launched on Tuesday 3rd September at 19.30 hrs at the request of Humber Coastguard to go to the assistance of a small rib with three persons on board thought to be in trouble approx ½ mile seaward of Beeston Hill. A member of the public was ‘sea gazing’ from Beeston Hill when they thought they saw three persons waving from the small rib and thought they were requesting help. With no other way to verify the situation Humber Coastguard requested the Lifeboat to launch and investigate.

The three people were found to be safe and well but were escorted back to shore by the lifeboat.

The Lifeboat was rehoused and ready for service at 20.15hrs

We regret to advise our friends, followers and supporters that until further notice Sheringham Lifeboat Station and both shops will be closed to visitors as will all the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat stations, shops, museums and visitor centres. Besides protecting the wellbeing of our volunteers, our staff and our visitors this will enable us to preserve and continue with our lifesaving service. In addition, we will be cancelling all indoor and outdoor RNLI fundraising and other events including visits to schools. We will keep you informed via our website and social media accounts of any developments and will also provide updates on any lifesaving launches. Your support for the RNLI is much appreciated and we hope that you will understand why we have made these difficult decisions.