Lifeboat and rescue helicoper dispatched after ‘cry for help’

PUBLISHED: 12:49 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:49 20 April 2018

Wells RNLI. Picture: Chris Bishop

Wells RNLI. Picture: Chris Bishop


The lifeboat crew in Wells was dispatched this morning after a member of public reported hearing a ‘cry for help’.

The Wells Inshore Lifeboat was launched shortly after 8am on Friday after they were asked to assist the local coastguard team in carrying out a search.

The call to the coastguard was made by a member of the public who reported hearing a cry for help in the marshes at Burnham Overy Staithe.

The Inshore Lifeboat crew commenced a thorough search of the creeks and the Coastguard helicopter was also scrambled and arrived on scene at 9am to search the landside of Scolt Head island and the Gun Hill areas of Burnham Overy Staithe.

Nothing was found during the search and both the helicopter and the lifeboat were stood down.

The lifeboat returned to Station at 9.50am.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Fakenham and Wells Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Fakenham and Wells Times