Launch Information - 18/07/2019


Following a call from the UK Coastguard, Cromer’s inshore Lifeboat ‘George and Muriel’ was asked to assist in a search for a missing person.


The inshore lifeboat  was launched at around 19:25 , to reports of a person in distress somewhere along the seafront on the East Beach in Cromer


The weather conditions were still bright , with a slight breeze and still water.


After a sweep around the pier and then along the stretch of water from Cromer to Overstrand and back, the distressed person was eventually found by the other emergency services.


The Cromer crew bought the inshore lifeboat back to station and its was cleaned down, refuelled and rehoused by 20:05


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 18/07/2019

Launch Time: 19:25

Returned: 18/07/2019

Return Time: 20:05


Boat Crew: 

Ady Woods

Tim Ballard

Alex Royall

Shore Crew:

Steve Guest

Reis Khalil

Lee Merritt

Kevin Johnson

Bernice Stowe

Darren Jones

Fiona Keenaghan

John Redmond

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. 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.