Launch Information - 24/10/2019


Cromer RNLI was asked to launch both lifeboats at 00:30 to reports of a person in the water off the pier.


They were asked to conduct a search in the vicinity of the pier and surrounds.  Cromer’s relief all weather lifeboat ‘RNLB Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson’ and inshore D class ‘George and Muriel’ were soon at the scene.


The sea was calm, with the wind gusting at Force 1 and fair visibility, although it was part cloudy.


After a thorough search, nothing was found and both boats were stood down and returned to their respective boathouses.  


By 03:30 both lifeboats had been rehoused washed down and made ready for its next call.


Lifeboat: RNLB Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson Lifeboat & D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 24/10/2019

Launch Time: 00:30

Returned: 24/10/2019

Return Time: 03:30


Inshore Boat Crew: 

Danny Cherry

Alex Royall

Tim Ballard

Inshore Shore Crew:

John Redmond

Roger Sutton

Fiona Keenaghan

Lewis Gray

Cromer All Weather Boat Crew:

Russ Craig

Jerry Smith

Reis Khalil

Vernon Hoare

Lee Merritt

Ady Woods


Cromer All Weather Shore Crew:

Darren Jones

Paul Russell

Emma Tuck

Steve Guest



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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.