Wells lifeboat rescues five from Norfolk marshes

Lifeboats News Release

Wells inshore lifeboat was part of a multi-agency rescue of five people from Blakeney Marshes on Saturday 30 May.

RNLI/Jim Rice

An archive image of Wells inshore lifeboat D-797

The volunteer crew of three launched towards Blakeney Harbour at 10.46pm. The Coastguard, assisted by Police with a drone, located the missing persons at 11.33pm, crossing the marshes to the casualties, who by then had been on the marshes for 4-5 hours. Fortunately none required medical attention.

Unable to be taken off the marshes by sea as there was insufficient water in the creeks, the Coastguard team escorted the group off the marshes, walking them to safety.

At two minutes past midnight, the ILB was stood down by Humber Coastguard and returned to the boathouse, was cleaned down, sanitized and refuelled ready for service at 1.15am.

For more information please contact:

Chris Hardy, Wells Lifeboat Operations Manager, 01328 710774, 07770 927360

Adrian Underwood, Wells Lifeboat Deputy Press Officer, 07976 717304 adrian@theunderwoods.co.uk

RNLI media contacts:

Jim Rice | Regional Media Manager (North East & East) Tel: 07810 658072 | email: jim_rice@rnli.org.uk. For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789


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