RNLI Cromer tasked to carry out search

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Cromer was paged at 11 20 to a reported EPRB(Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon sound.

No further details were available to the crew.

The position was given as 50 miles off from the station due north of Cromer.

The relief lifeboat RNLB 1601 ‘Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson’ was launched as soon as her crew were ready.

The search finished at 15 05 with nothing found and the lifeboat returned to station. It was refuelled, cleaned down and soon made ready for its next launch.

Boat Crew

Paul Watling

Kevin Johnson

Mark Southgate

Tim Ballard

Wes Stokes

Fiona Keenaghan

Neil Longdin

Shore Crew

Graeme Stallard

Karl Pearce

Neil Davies

Polly Clarke

Roger Sutton

Tom Saunders

Sam Saunders

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