Real life rescue for RNLI lifeboat crew as it celebrates annual fete

Happisburgh Lifeboat Day. Cromer & Happisburgh lifeboats with Newfoundland Rescue Dogs Pictures: RN

Happisburgh Lifeboat Day. Cromer & Happisburgh lifeboats with Newfoundland Rescue Dogs Pictures: RNLI - Credit: Archant

The Newfoundland Rescue Dogs were once again the star attraction at the annual Happisburgh Lifeboat Day, which raised more than £8,000 to enable the RNLI station to carry on saving lives at sea.

Happisburgh Lifeboat Day. RNLI Shop. Pictures: RNLI

Happisburgh Lifeboat Day. RNLI Shop. Pictures: RNLI - Credit: Archant

The event, which attracted hundreds of people onto the site on Sunday, August 5, coincided with the first rescue at the station this year.

A jet skier had fallen from his craft just south of the station.

The 43-year-old man, who had made his own way to shore, suffered chest and ankle pain. He was moved to Cart Gap lifeboat station and taken to A&E by an ambulance crew.

Visitors to the fete enjoyed the BBQ, beer tent, stalls, cakes, teas, games, raffle, tombola and the RNLI shop, with music provided by The Shambolics.


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There were displays by Happisburgh's lifeboats, the Atlantic 85 Howard Bell and the D Class, Russell Pickering, and Cromer's Tamar, Lester and the Newfoundland Rescue Dogs.

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