Launch Information - 07/05/2016


Inshore Lifeboat Launched at request of HM Coastguard.

A call was made to HM Coastguard at 16:50 on Saturday 7th May 2016 regarding a person in the water. A possible sighting of a person in the water off the pier had been made by a member of the public just after 16:30.

A request to launch the inshore lifeboat was made and by 17:07 it was in the water and a search was made of the area around the pier.

Nothing was found and after discussions with the police and coastguard the search was called off.

The crew and boat returned to the station at 17:30 and it was cleaned down and made ready for its next call out by 17:40.


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 07/05/2016

Launch Time: 17:07

Returned: 07/05/2016

Return Time: 17:40


Boat Crew: 

Adrian Woods

David Syer

Mearl Brown

Shore Crew:

Chris Gill

Graeme "G" Stallard

John Redmond

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.