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Cromer lifeboats launched to report of person in water

PUBLISHED: 12:24 24 October 2019 | UPDATED: 14:01 24 October 2019

Two lifeboats were called to reports of a person in the water by Cromer Pier.. Picture: Paul Russell

Two lifeboats were called to reports of a person in the water by Cromer Pier.. Picture: Paul Russell

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Two lifeboats were called to reports of a person and moped in the water by Cromer Pier.

The boats were called at 12.30am on Thursday, October 24 and 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.

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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.

Cromer and Sheringham coastguard were also paged to reports of the moped.

Norfolk Constabulary also in attendance with a drone and local officers. Information from the police on the whereabouts of the moped owner brought the search to a stop.

By 3.30am both Cromer lifeboats had been rehoused washed down and made ready for its next call.

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