Launch Information - 19/09/2017


Cabin cruiser LADY C, 2 people and craft brought in.

Lester was launched at 12.50pm to a cabin cruiser, the Lady C, which had broken down about 2 miles off the pier.


The lifeboat was quickly alongside the casualty and took her in tow to Wells. 

The lifeboat arrived back at Cromer at about 4.20pm.


Lifeboat: ON 1287 LESTER Lifeboat

Launched: 19/09/2017

Launch Time: 12:50

Returned: 19/09/2017

Return Time: 16:20


Boat Crew: 

Adrian Woods

John Davies

Kevin Johnson

Matt Hardy

Pete Stokes

Shore Crew:

Chris Key

Reis Khalil

John Redmond

Paul Russell

Graeme "G" Stallard

Richard 'Nelson' Kirk




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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.