Gorleston inshore lifeboat and volunteer crews launched to reports of distress
A shout for help was heard in the Bure Park area of Great Yarmouth.
The volunteer crew were awoken by the sound of their pagers at 2:04am and the inshore lifeboat was launched by UK Coastguard after they received a 999 call reporting that a shout for help was heard around the Bure Park area of Great Yarmouth.
Relief inshore lifeboat (ILB) Pride of Leicester was launched and once on scene conducted a two hour search of the River Bure from Vauxhall Bridge right up to Stracey Arms but nothing was found.
The UK Coastguard believed this was a call with good intent but no further assistance was required.
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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.