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Local Fishing boat calls out Cromer RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Cromer RNLI was asked to launch its inshore lifeboat at 7 30 am.

Inshore Lifeboat launching from Cromer Beach

RNLI/Paul Russell

Once the crew had been paged, the ‘George and Muriel’, Cromer’s d class inshore lifeboat was launched. The crew were soon on scene just off East Runton; assistance was given to the fishermen.

By 08 30am the inshore lifeboat had returned to its station, was washed down refuelled and made ready for its next launch.

It was a significant occasion for RNLI Cromer as the inshore lifeboat had returned on Tuesday 06 March after its maintenance checks; it was the first outing for the new tractor and also for Reis Khalil – who had recently finished his training to be a volunteer for Cromer RNLI.

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