Cromer Inshore Lifeboat responds to call of object in water

Lifeboats News Release

Cromer RNLI was requested to launch its inshore lifeboat at 20:22 on 29 June 2019, to reports of an object in the water.

RNLI/Paul Russell

Inshore Lifeboat Launch

A telephone caller had reported seeing an object in the water near Trimingham and thought it was a person. The inshore lifeboat ‘George and Muriel’ was quickly launched and a search began.

Tidal movements meant the search area initially was between Overstrand and Trimingham.

However once on the scene at Trimingham, it was established that the object was in fact a piece of wooden debris, it was picked up and returned to shore.

The inshore lifeboat was rehoused by 21.20

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