Cromer Lifeboat called out to assist yacht
Following a call from the UK Coastguard, Cromer’s all weather lifeboats ‘Lester’ was launched to a report of problems on the ‘Walrus’ – a 30 foot yacht.
The reported position of the yacht was 7 miles NNE from Cromer
The crew of the offshore lifeboat, Lester, was launched at around 17: 48, to reports of a rope around the propeller. It was agreed to give a tow to Wells, so ‘Lester’ made the connections and set off.
The weather conditions whilst bright had a wind coming from the North at Force 1, the sea was medium to choppy.
Originally it was intend to tow the yacht into Wells but tidal conditions made this impossible. Instead Cromer RNLI helped the yacht to anchor, then with tide changes it will be taken into Wells.
A pager message asking the shore crew to return to the station to rehouse the lifeboat came through at 23:30 and by 23:45 ‘Lester’ had been refuelled, washed down and made ready for its next call.
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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.