Update: Cromer lifeboat’s back-to-back rescues

Cromer lifeboat returns after Sunday's double rescue

Cromer lifeboat had back-to-back rescues on a busy Sunday afternoon and evening.

Cromer lifeboat launching to help the fishing vessel today Sunday

The offshore boat the Lester launched at 3.20pm to help the fishing vessel Novantae, which had reported a serious engine failure, about six miles off Cromer.

The lifeboat was on scene 15 minutes later and began towing the fishing boat to Great Yarmouth harbour.

The launch came after a busy open day morning when several hundred visitors were shown around the boat in the pier-end lifeboat station.

On its way back the boat helped the yacht Glayva.

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Two crew had been taken off earlier by Sea Palling inshore lifeboat but the two remaining crew proved to be too inexperienced to sail the vessel themselves and to get her to harbour, said a Cromer lifeboat spokesman.

The yacht was also towed to Yarmouth. The lifeboat returned to its station at 11.55pm.

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