Launch Information - 29/09/2020


Cromer ILB was returning from an exercise when it was tasked by Humber CoastGuard at 11:27 to do a shoreline search from Overstrand to West Runton for a potential missing person. They assisted the Police and a Coastguard Search team.

The weather was overcast with rain, sea state fair with a slight swell and the wind was strength 2 Knots West.


Eventually the lifeboat was stood down and was rehoused

refuelled and made ready at 13:00 for its next call.


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 29/09/2020

Launch Time: 11:27

Returned: 29/09/2020

Return Time: 13:00


Boat Crew:

Ben McGarry - Helm

Tim Ballard

Richard Kirk

Shore Crew:

John Redmond - Tractor,

Steve Guest - Head Launcher,

Roger Sutton

Neil Davies,

Vernon Hoare

Paul Watling

Martyn Hagan

Mick Wass - DLA



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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.