Sheringham Lifeboat

Tuesday 6th August 2013

Tuesday 6th August 2013

The local police had been watching what they thought might be a body in the water approx 60 metres offshore floating down with the flood tide. The round ‘head’ of the object was just above the water line and it was apparent from the shadow that a significant portion remained below water. They approached the Lifeboat Operations Manager who agreed that it was not possible to verify whether it was a body or not and agreed that Humber Coastguard be requested to page the Lifeboat. The Sheringham Lifeboat was paged by Humber Coastguard at 19.35 hrs and proceeded to the area where the police directed them. It was confirmed that the article was in fact a black bin liner bag with some trapped air which had kept a small area of the bag afloat with the bulk of the bag showing as a shadow below the water line. The Lifeboat was rehoused and ready for service at 20.15hrs

Launched with good intent

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.