Happisburgh RNLI called out to investigate mystery yellow and green object

Lifeboats News Release

Today (Saturday 22 June) Happisburgh Coastwatch lookout saw an object off the coast off Happisburgh. They in turn called UK Coastguard who informed Happisburgh RNLI volunteers.

Cubitt Siely, Happisburgh RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, set the pagers off at 4.11pm and the station’s inshore Atlantic class lifeboat Howard Bell was on the water in ten minutes, with Charlotte Siely on the helm and Martin Gibbs, Chris Rigsby and Louise Brooks as crew.

After ten minutes they found the object off Bacton which turned out to be a 12ft string of 60 yellow and green balloons. These were recovered from the water before the crew carried out a search of the area but found nothing more.

Speaking following the call out, Happisburgh RNLI Helm Charlotte Siely said: If anyone loses balloons or inflatables that then get blown out to sea please call UK Coastguard and inform them of what has been lost.'


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Howard Bell returning to Station with Balloons

RNLI/Philip Smith

Howard Bell returning to Station with Balloons

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