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Inshore Lifeboat launched to person on Pier

Lifeboats News Release

Cromer RNLI launched its inshore Lifeboat ‘George and Muriel’ after a call to HM Coastguard to reports of a person in difficulty on the pier.

Cromer Inshore lifeboat launching

RNLI/Chris Gill

Cromer Inshore lifeboat

It had been reported that a person was threatening to jump from the pier, so a request was received for the inshore life boat to be launched at 13 30.

After a short while it was apparent the situation was being dealt with on the pier and the lifeboat was stood down. By 14 00 the boat had returned to station been cleaned down, refuelled and made ready for its next service.

Billy Gaff, Deputy Launch Authority said: ‘Our training means we are able to deal with all situations, whether on land or the water. Today we were called to a situation which was resolved with the person getting the help they needed’

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