Launch Information - 30/07/2019


Cromer’s inshore Lifeboat ‘George and Muriel’ was asked to assist swimmers in difficulty on 30 July 2019.


The inshore lifeboat was launched at around 15:50, to reports of a multiple people in the water near Overstrand.


The weather conditions were still bright, with the wind coming from WNW at force 3.


On arrival it was discovered a child had been in difficulties on a body board, a parent went to help who then also had difficulties. Other people on the scene gave assistance.


The swimmers were checked over for injuries and inhalation of water, then advice was given.


The Cromer crew bought the inshore lifeboat back to station and its was cleaned down, refuelled and rehoused by 16:25.


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 30/07/2019

Launch Time: 15:50

Returned: 30/07/2019

Return Time: 16:25


Boat Crew: 

Ady Woods

Matt Hardy

Kevin Johnson

Shore Crew:

Steve Guest

Reis Khalil

Bernice Stowe

John Redmond

Chris Shepherd

Paul Watling

Kate Berry

C Godwin

Rose Syer



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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.