Launch Information - 28/06/2018


Cromer RNLI launched its inshore Lifeboat ‘George and Muriel’ after a person called HM Coastguard to reports of a person in difficulty on the pier.


It had been reported that a person was threatening to jump from the pier, so a request was received for the inshore life boat to be launched at 13 30.


After a short while it was apparent the situation was being dealt with on the pier and the lifeboat was stood down.  By 14 00 the boat had returned to station been cleaned down, refuelled and made ready for its next service.


Billy Gaff, Deputy Launch Authority said: ‘Our training means we are able to deal with all situations, whether on land or the water.  Today we were called to a situation which was resolved with the person getting the help they needed’.


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 28/06/2018

Launch Time: 13:30

Returned: 28/06/2018

Return Time: 14:00


Boat Crew: 

Mearl Brown

Matt Hardy

Tim Ballard

Shore Crew:

Steve Guest

John Redmond

Vernon Hoare

Reis Khalil

Kevin Johnson



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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.