Search

Lifeboat crew rescue woman suffering with hypothermia from Cromer beach

PUBLISHED: 09:50 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 07 March 2017

Cromer Lifeboat. Picture: ARCHANT

Cromer Lifeboat. Picture: ARCHANT

Archant

Lifeboat crew members have rescued a woman suffering with hypothermia from Cromer beach.

Cromer lifeboat operations manager Richard Leeds.
 Photo: NICK BUTCHERCromer lifeboat operations manager Richard Leeds. Photo: NICK BUTCHER

Cromer Lifeboat Station was alerted at about 5am on Tuesday morning after a fisherman reported hearing shouts for help.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 70s, was discovered fully clothed close to the pier in a hypothermic state after having been in the sea.

Lifeboat operations manager Richard Leeds said: “We found the casualty close to the steps leading up to the Red Lion pub.

“We made sure she was okay, lucid and conscious, placed her on a stretcher and called the ambulance who then took over.”

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A 999 call was received following reports of a woman lying on Cromer beach close to the inshore lifeboat station. We sent an ambulance crew to treat the patient, thought to be in her 70s, for cold exposure and transported her to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care.”

Other news

52 minutes ago

They are pink and flamboyant but could they be the key to producing a much-loved Norfolk attraction’s first ever flamingo egg?

Yesterday, 17:30

Emergency services were called after a car overturned in mid-Norfolk.

Yesterday, 17:08

Hundreds of visitors hopped along to a popular village fair celebrating creativity and community spirit.

Yesterday, 07:58

Summer is seriously over, as the Met Office announces temperatures in the east of England will reach a maximum of 13C this weekend.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:08

Hundreds of visitors hopped along to a popular village fair celebrating creativity and community spirit.

Read more
St Mary's Church
Fri, 11:22

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attack on a woman in Fakenham.

Read more
Jon Parker
Fri, 16:20

Three fire crews, the ambulance service and the police attended a road traffic collision in Fakenham this afternoon.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

Emergency services were called after a car overturned in mid-Norfolk.

Read more
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
Fri, 21:18

Fire fighters were called to put out a barn fire in north Norfolk.

Read more

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 4°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Fakenham and Wells Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy