Launch Information - 19/07/2016


Coastguard requested launch of Inshore Lifeboat to assist two swimmers off the pier.

A 999 call to the coastguard at 20:35 alerted the emergency services to reports of two swimmers in trouble off Cromer Pier. At 20:37 the pagers sounded and the crew immediately made their way to the inshore station. 

Soon the George and Muriel was on its way being towed by the tractor to the waters edge. However it was then discovered that the swimmers were tri-athletes in training. At 20:47 the launch was cancelled and the lifeboat returned to station and the crew stood down.


Lifeboat: D-734 George & Muriel

Launched: 19/07/2016

Launch Time: -

Returned: 19/07/2016

Return Time: -


Boat Crew: 

Danny Cherry

David Syer

Mearl Brown

Shore Crew:

Graeme "G" Stallard

John Redmond

Mark Southgate

Rose Syer

Vernon Hoare



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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.