Sheringham Lifeboat

Wed 27th July 2016

Wed 27th July 2016

Whilst on a training exercise at sea, and at the request of Humber Coastguard, Sheringham Lifeboat was diverted to the beach at Weybourne to offer some timely advice and help to four persons (2 adults and 2 children) who were body boarding and swimming in the light surf.

Some people in the Military Museum at Muckleburgh (who were local to Weybourne) had seen the visitors and also noted the Lifeboat at sea and were concerned enough to phone the coastguard and suggest that the Lifeboat should intervene and advise the visitors that this particular beach was not suitable for these activities.

The Lifeboat crew spent some minutes speaking with and politely advising the visitors about the intrinsic safety of lifeguard managed beaches in the area where all activity can be observed.

This advice was well received and the lifeboat departed and continued its training exercise.

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.