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Both Cromer Lifeboats launched to report of person in water.

Lifeboats News Release

Cromer RNLI was asked to launch both lifeboats at 00 30 to reports of a person in the water off the pier.

RNLI Cromer all weather Tamar lifeboat

RNLI/Paul Russell

RNLI Cromer all weather Tamar lifeboat

They were asked to conduct a search in the vicinity of the pier and surrounds. Cromer’s relief all weather lifeboat ‘RNLB Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson’ and inshore D class ‘George and Muriel’ were soon at the scene.

The sea was calm, with the wind gusting at Force 1 and fair visibility, although it was part cloudy.

After a thorough search, nothing was found and both boats were stood down and returned to their respective boathouses. By 03 30 both lifeboats had been rehoused washed down and made ready for its next call.

RNLI Cromer 'D' class inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Paul Russell

RNLI Cromer 'D' class inshore lifeboat

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