Cromer RNLI called out to assist Inflatable Boat
Cromer RNLI was asked to launch its inshore lifeboat at 16 41 am. A request had come in from the Coastguard, to reports of an inflatable in difficulties off Overstrand.
Once the crew had been paged, the ‘George and Muriel’, Cromer’s D class inshore lifeboat was launched. Weather conditions were fine with the breeze from the West South West running at 2 – 3 knots, visibility was good and the sea state was flat.
The crew were soon on scene just along the beach near to Overstrand, it was then established that the persons on board were fine and they were escorted to shore and given a few words of advice.
By 17 30 am the inshore lifeboat had returned to its station, was washed down refuelled and made ready for its next launch.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.