Lifeboat called to help person threatening to jump from Cromer pier

PUBLISHED: 16:41 28 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:51 28 June 2018

Cromer RNLI. Photo: Chris Gill

Cromer RNLI. Photo: Chris Gill


Cromer RNLI launched its inshore lifeboat after reports of a person in difficulty on the pier.

The station received a request to launch at 1.30pm this afternoon, Thursday, June 28, after a call to HM Coastguard reported a person threatening to jump from the pier.

The George and Muriel inshore lifeboat was launched in response.

A spokesperson for Cromer RNLI said: “After a short while it was apparent the situation was being dealt with on the pier and the lifeboat was stood down.”

They added: “By 2pm the boat had returned to the 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.”

Cromer Lifeboat Station has been operating in the town since 1804.

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