Cromer lifeboats launched to report of person in water

Two lifeboats were called to reports of a person in the water by Cromer Pier.. Picture: Paul Russell

Two lifeboats were called to reports of a person in the water by Cromer Pier.. Picture: Paul Russell - Credit: Archant

Two lifeboats were called to reports of a person and moped in the water by Cromer Pier.

The boats were called at 12.30am on Thursday, October 24 and were asked to conduct a search in the vicinity of the pier and surrounds.

Cromer's relief all weather lifeboat 'RNLB Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson' and inshore D class 'George and Muriel' were soon at the scene.

The sea was calm, with the wind gusting at Force 1 and fair visibility, although it was part cloudy.

After a thorough search, nothing was found and both boats were stood down and returned to their respective boathouses.


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Cromer and Sheringham coastguard were also paged to reports of the moped.

Norfolk Constabulary also in attendance with a drone and local officers. Information from the police on the whereabouts of the moped owner brought the search to a stop.

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By 3.30am both Cromer lifeboats had been rehoused washed down and made ready for its next call.

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