UPDATE: Cromer and Sheringham lifeboats go to aid of divers

Lifeboats crews from Sheringham and Cromer were in action yesterday afternoon, going to the aid of divers.

Yarmouth Coastguard asked Sheringham to launch at 4.50pm after a report of two missing divers.

They had become separated from a shore diving party which had entered the water at Cley. The rest of the group, who went ashore at Kelling Hard, raised the alarm.

Sheringham lifeboat undertook a westward search from Weybourne but the missing pair were eventually found going ashore at Cley where they were met by the coastguard unit. One of the divers had cut his face badly when a swell knocked him over, but otherwise both were safe and well.

Earlier in the afternoon the Cromer crew went to the aid of a team of divers after their boat broke down about nine miles off Bacton.

The rigid inflatable boat had eight members of a west Norfolk diving club aboard when it suffered engine failure at about 1.30pm. Cromer lifeboat towed the vessel back to Sea Palling beach.

* On Thursday at 2.15pm Sheringham lifeboat went to investigate an inflatable with three people aboard who were thought to be in trouble.

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Someone watching from Beeston caravan site reported seeing a person in the water alongside the inflatable.

On arrival the crew found three 'perfectly happy anglers' enjoying their fishing trip.

* To watch the Sheringham lifeboat crew returning to base on Saturday go to: http://vimeo.com/25022274

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