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Cromer RNLI is holding a water safety event

Lifeboats News Release

The event will take place on Saturday 10 February from 10.00am at the Henry Blogg Museum. It will focus on sea swimming and how to enjoy cold water safely.


Event details

Following the success of the event last year, Liam Fayle-Parr, RNLI Water Safety Delivery Support for the North and East is back to once again share vital information on tides, waves and rips, cold water immersion and what to do if you get into trouble or see someone else in trouble, including more about float to live. Along with Liam some of Cromer's volunteer lifeboat crew will also be present and after the talk there will be an opportunity for Q&As.

Liam is also a cold water swimmer himself and has extensive experience of both the positive aspects of cold water dipping together with knowledge of the risks and how dippers can enjoy safe and fun dips.

It will be a great opportunity to find out more about water safety for those who are already sea swimmers, or who are thinking of taking up sea swimming. It is also a chance to meet some of the local Cromer volunteer crew and find out more about what they do and how they save lives at sea.

Anyone interested in attending this talk should email Cromer RNLI's volunteer lifeboat press officer as places need to be pre booked: [email protected]

The talk will take place in the Education Room at the Henry Blogg Museum, The Rocket House, The Gangway, Cromer NR27 9HE, from 10:00.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please contact Clare Stagg, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]

Key facts about Cromer RNLI

The Cromer Lifeboat Station was established in 1804 and was not taken over by the Institution from the Norfolk Shipwreck Association until 1857. Since 1923 there have been two lifeboats at Cromer, and currently there is a D Class inshore boat and Tamar all-weather lifeboat. The outstanding figure in the history of Cromer is Henry George Blogg who became a member of the Cromer crew in 1894 at the age of 18. He was coxswain from 1909-1947. During his 53 years as a lifeboat crew member, the Cromer lifeboats had been on service 387 times and rescued 873 lives. His record is without equal in the history of the Institution. No lifeboat crew member has received so many decorations for gallantry.

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