Launch Information - 28/10/2017


Inshore Lifeboat launched to reports of a person in the water.

Following a request from the UK Coastguard, RNLI Cromer launched its inshore Lifeboat ‘George and Muriel’ at 6 17pm. A person in the water a mile off the Doctors Steps had been reported.

The lifeboat and crew were stood down ten minutes later once the police had arrived. By 6:30pm the lifeboat returned to station and was soon being washed down and made ready for its next launch.

Richard Leeds, Cromer RNLI Lifeboat operations manager said, ‘Although we weren’t needed to help someone in the water, we were available to assist the emergency services’.


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 28/10/2017

Launch Time: 18:17

Returned: 28/10/2017

Return Time: 18:30


Boat Crew: 

Adrian Woods

Alex Royall

Shore Crew:

Kevin Johnson

Steve Guest

Vernon Hoare

Karl Pearce

John Redmond

Mark Southgate

Graeme "G" Stallard



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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.