Search

Lifeboat launched to rescue drunk man from rocks

PUBLISHED: 07:23 23 July 2020 | UPDATED: 11:01 23 July 2020

Sheringham's Atlantic 85 lifeboat, the Oddfellows.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham's Atlantic 85 lifeboat, the Oddfellows. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Archant

A drunk man has been rescued by a lifeboat crew after getting into difficulty on groynes in north Norfolk.

Sheringham Lifeboat was launched at 6.53pm on Wednesday following reports of someone in the water near the Rock groyne off the Tank in Sheringham.

When they arrived on the scene, the crew, led by helmsman David Hagan, came across a drunk young man.

Two crew members crossed the groyne to assess his physical and mental state, and after some discussions were able to persuade him to get on to a stretcher which was taken onto the lifeboat.

The man was then taken ashore and handed into the care of the police.

The lifeboat crew returned to their station and were stood down at 8pm.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press