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Fire brigade request Cromer RNLI help

Lifeboats News Release

Cromer’s inshore lifeboat ‘George and Muriel’ was launched at 13 30 to assist the fire brigade.

Cromer ILB launch

RNLI/Chris Gill

Cromer ILB launch

With the fire on the cliff tops near the old light house, more hoses were needed.

With HM Coast Guard unable to get close enough with their vehicles, the lifeboat made two journeys to take extra water hose to the area.

The fire brigade have water supplies but needed to be able to take the hose up the cliff face to the fire area.

The lifeboat returned from its journeys at 14 20 and was soon made ready for its next launch.

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