Launch Information - 08/08/2018


Surf Boarder in difficulties. 


At 14:40 UK Coastguards informed Cromer RNLI that a surfboarder was in difficulties 200 metres off shore between Cromer and Overstrand. 


On arrival it was found the person had managed to get to shore unaided. 


The ILB ‘George and Muriel’ returned to the boathouse and by 15:20 was ready for its next service.


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 08/08/2018

Launch Time: 14:40

Returned: 08/08/2018

Return Time: 15:20


Boat Crew: 

Danny Cherry

Tim Ballard

Kevin Johnson

Shore Crew:

Calla Mayes

Rose Syer

John Redmond

Reis Khalil

Chris Shepherd



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In Cromer there are two boathouses, one for the All-Weather Lifeboat "Lester" on the pier and the other for the Inshore Lifeboat on the east promenade. This boathouse was originally built in 1902 for the then rowing and sailing lifeboat Louisa Heartwell. You'll find more about the history of the station in other places on this site. Also on the east promenade you'll find the Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum. The whole town is proud of the man referred to as 'the greatest of the lifeboatmen', who gained national fame in the first half of the 20th century when navigation around the Norfolk coastline was particularly hazardous in easterly gales.