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Wells lifeboat called out to Sheringham Shoal twice today

14:40 25 February 2012

Wells lifeboat was called out twice today to the Sheringham Shoal wind farm to transport workers to the mainland for medical attention.

Wells lifeboat was called out twice today to the Sheringham Shoal wind farm to transport workers to the mainland for medical attention.

The crew were first alerted at around 11am to transport two men suffering from tooth problems back to the shore.

The inshore lifeboat was launched from the boat house to take the men, one of whom had an abscess and the other who had broken a tooth.

They were called again at 1.40pm to pick up a 20-year-old female worker who was suffering from an eye injury and needed hospital attention. The crew transported her back using their recovery vehicle and the lifeboat.

● Yarmouth Coastguard has also been alerted this afternoon to the body of a dead whale that has been spotted five miles east of Skegness. The 12 metre long mammal has not been identified but is said to be a “hazard” and could move into Norfolk waters.

If any boats spot the black and grey coloured whale crew members are asked to call the Coastguard.

7 comments

  • nrg via your comments you don't get the point, if you can, read a national newspaper, a few days a go several fire fighters stood beside a lake 3 foot deep, as it was more than ankle deep they didn't save an unfortunate person from drowning. I rest my case.

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    Paul Platten

    Monday, February 27, 2012

  • Andy. Who do you think are the emergency service monitoring and answering radio & 999 calls 247 and coordinates incidents so that the lifeboat volunteers 1. are alerted in the first place 2. are sent to the correct position and know what to do

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    T.ommy

    Sunday, February 26, 2012

  • Good job that they requested the lifeboat service and not the fire service, the North Sea is more than ankle deep, again well done all concerned. The lifeboat crew don't standby and watch a fellow human die as the firemen recently did (not locally).

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    Paul Platten

    Sunday, February 26, 2012

  • Does the Coastguard now run lifeboats or is this another example of sloppy reporting. Either way, I hope that the wind farm are paying the full rate for this as the RNLI is a charity run on public donations!

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    andy

    Saturday, February 25, 2012

  • I found that story, and it seems from the inquest report, that the chap was floating head down in the boating pool, presumed already dead. However, I do agree that it seemed strange that no one entered 3 ft of water...elf and safety gone mad or they don't make chaps brave anymore???

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    nrg

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012

  • Tad harsh on the fire service PP. These punch up victims were not an emergency shout, said life boat just hooked up to the sea jack vessel and clamoured aboard..no threats to life whatsoever!!

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    nrg

    Sunday, February 26, 2012

  • sounds like their having a good old punch up.

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    nrg

    Saturday, February 25, 2012

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