Launch Information - 28/05/2017

Summary

Assisted the ambulance service with a medivac from the east beach.

Cromer’s Inshore Lifeboat was called out at 15:35 to assist HM Coastguard in transporting a casualty back to Cromer Esplanade. A person had fallen and sustained an injury about three quarters of a mile from the promenade.

Cromer beach was very busy with visitors on a hot day, so to ensure the casualty was handed over to an ambulance as soon as possible, it was agreed that the inshore lifeboat ‘George and Muriel’ be launched.

The boat crew were soon on the scene and after initial triage, the casualty was soon on board and on their way to the waiting ambulance. Once another assessment was completed then the ambulance left the scene to go to the hospital.

Richard Leeds, Cromer’s Lifeboat Operations Manager said, "This was an excellent example of all the emergency services working efficiently together. We all knew the role we had to do and our RNLI training prepares us for these types of emergency".


By 16:40 the inshore lifeboat had been cleaned down and made ready for its next callout.

Details

Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 28/05/2017

Launch Time: 15:35

Returned: 28/05/2017

Return Time: 16:40

Crew

Boat Crew: 

Mark Southgate

Vernon Hoare

Alex Royall

David Syer

Shore Crew:

Graeme "G" Stallard

John Redmond

Kevin Johnson

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. You'll find more about the history of the station in other places on this site. 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.