Topic: HM Coastguard broads related call outs ,


steve    -- Aug-26-2017 @ 12:41 PM
  New thread to bring HM Coastguard Gorleston and Hemsby Inshore lifeboat call outs to broads related reports here , I'll try update when I can ,
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HEMSBY Broads LIFEBOAT - callout

Friday 25th August 2017

Paged by Humber Coastguard at 16:49hrs to reports of cries of help, heard by a passing holiday cruiser from the Wroxham Broads area. The information was limited and the Broads Lifeboat along with the Broads Authority Boat and Fire and Rescue boat conducted a thorough search of every broad and river and visited every passing boat all the way to Horning. Broads Authority and Fire and Rescue Boats did a return search back to Wroxham while Coastguard teams were covering to expanse of the Broads from Wayford Bridge visiting all mooring stations around Barton Broad all the way down to South Walsham Broad. Broads Lifeboat continued from Horning with an end route finishing at Thurne, searching all rivers and broads along the way, visiting every boat passed. A sighting was reported at South Walsham Broad by Coastguard teams and the Broads Lifeboat proceeded for a closer inspection, the casualty was located and given a medical inspection then taken to the opposite side of the Broad for Paramedics to give a thorough inspection. Casualty was later released and given the all clear, everyone else on the boat was safe and well

Broads Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Also in attendance:  Winterton, Happisburgh & Mundesley Coastguard teams, East Of England Paramedic Service, Broads Authority and Fire and Rescue

Broads Lifeboat returned to station, all assets were back on service at 21:28hrs.
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grandpamike    -- Aug-27-2017 @ 1:49 PM
  Well done. Pretty lucky to find anything/anybody on such weak input. But why did person reporting the cries for help not close in and find out more?

Grandpa Mike


steve    -- Aug-29-2017 @ 3:36 PM
  29/8/17, 11:42hrs. Team paged by Humber to reports of some unattended fishing gear that had been sighted yesterday evening at Cantley.

The team did a search of the bank side along the River Yare with nothing found. Also in attendance: Broads Beat, the Broads Authority - River Ant and the Hemsby Broads Rescue team.

Thank you to the public for their support with our enquiries and also to the owner and staff at the Reedcutters Public House for their hospitality. Teams were stood down pending further information from the Police.  #082/17.

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steve    -- Sep-2-2017 @ 5:14 AM
  1/8/17. 20:39hrs. Team paged by Humber to attend Gt. Yarmouth yacht station. Reports of a hire vessel in distress with a rope wrapped around the propeller. There was also a report that one of the crew had sustained an injury. Upon arrival the vessel had been helped alongside by a member of the public. (Thank you Terry). The Team secured the vessel for the night, and checked on the crew members injury which was found to be minor. A diver will attend in the morning to release the trapped rope.  #085/17.

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steve    -- Sep-2-2017 @ 7:06 PM
  HEMSBY Broads LIFEBOAT - callout

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Paged by Humber Coastguard at 09:15hrs to assist the Ambulance service in off-loading a casualty from a cruiser at Salhouse Broad and onto a waiting Ambulance where the casualty was later taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

Two crewmen stayed onboard the cruiser and helmed it back to the Richardson Boatyard at Stalham.

Broads Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Also in attendance:  Winterton, Happisburgh & Mundesley Coastguard teams and the East Of England Ambulance Service

Broads Lifeboat returned to station, all assets were back on service at 12:15hrs.

Two additional crewmen were picked up from Stalham and returned to station at 14.15hrs

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steve    -- Sep-4-2017 @ 1:21 PM
  04/09/2017 01.53 BST.  Team tasked to a report of a 19 YO male stuck in the Glebe Marsh at Yare Holliday Park Burgh Castle.  There to Rendezvous with other emergency services to assist in persons recovery and pass to the Ambulance Service.  Back up was also sent by CGOC Humber in the form of our southern flank team; Lowestoft/Southwold CRT.  On arrival however the man had become free and was on his way to hospital with all units being stood-down and returned to their respective stations.
#086/17.

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steve    -- Sep-5-2017 @ 5:38 PM
  HEMSBY Broads LIFEBOAT - callout

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Paged by Humber Coastguard at 10:55hrs to assist in the evacuation of a 93yr old male suffering from medical  difficulties who had been unconscious, but was recovering and conscious. Broads Lifeboat tasked to escort the ‘pleasure craft’ from the River Thurne, south of Potter Heigham with two crewmen onboard to a safe mooring and help in the transfer of the casualty to a waiting Ambulance, he was later taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

Also in attendance:  Winterton, Happisburgh & Mundesley Coastguard teams and the East Of England Ambulance Service

Broads Lifeboat returned to station, all assets were back on service at 12:58hrs.
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HEMSBY Broads LIFEBOAT - callout

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Paged by Humber Coastguard at 15:23hrs to assist in the evacuation of a 61yr old female who had fallen on their cruiser and was suffering severe back pain. Two crewmen boarded the cruiser at the Ferry Inn on the River Bure to help assist in the offloading of the stretchered casualty through the cruisers window, where the casualty was handed over to the Ambulance crew and later taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

Also in attendance:  Winterton, Happisburgh & Mundesley Coastguard teams and the East Of England Ambulance Service

Broads Lifeboat returned to station, all assets were back on service at 18:32hrs.

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FishersHaven    -- Sep-5-2017 @ 6:33 PM
  Interesting thread, thank you Steve.

We love the Broads


steve    -- Sep-7-2017 @ 4:13 PM
  HEMSBY Broads LIFEBOAT - callout

Thursday 7th September 2017

Paged by Humber Coastguard at 04:40hrs to assist in the evacuation of a 71yr old male suffering from chest pains onboard a cruiser on the northern point of Malthouse Broad. Broads Lifeboat tasked to take onboard a Paramedic and proceed to the casualties’ vessel. Once onboard the Paramedic worked on the casualty and two Hemsby crewmen helmed the vessel to Ranworth quayside where the casualty was transferred to a waiting Ambulance for treatment.

Broads Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Also in attendance: Winterton Coastguard teams and the East Of England Ambulance Service

Broads Lifeboat assets were back on service at 07:22hrs.

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steve    -- Sep-9-2017 @ 5:42 PM
  9/9/17. 15:14hrs. Team paged by Humber to reports of a private cruiser with engine failure. The cruiser become stuck on the fast flowing ebbing tide and narrowly missed moored boats. The Gorleston ILB towed the cruiser in, being supported by Broads Beat. The team with staff from the Gt Yarmouth Yacht Station safely moored the cruiser and carried out a welfare check on the persons on board. #90/17.

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steve    -- Sep-11-2017 @ 4:12 AM
  #41 09/09/17 @1530
ILB tasked by Humber Coastguard just as she returned to station from attending the Maritime Festival.
Help was needed by a privately owned broads cruiser/house boat that had suffered engine failure whilst turning onto the river Bure by Asda.
The vessel drifted down the river Yare and managed to make it under the Haven Bridge without colliding with it.
Police and the event rescue boat were trying to stop it from hitting the moored boats when the ILB got on scene.
A crew member was placed onboard to assist the police and rescue boat but it was soon realised a tow was required. The crew then established a tow just before the boat was about to collide with the 'Triton' (Gardline vessel). The casualty vessel was then towed back under Haven bridge and to the yacht station.
The Police boat went on ahead to make sure the river Bure was clear for to tow up. Gorleston CG team and yacht station staff were waiting to meet the casualty.
Two passengers onboard.
Helm J Mclellan
Crew C Bisacre, S Kent

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steve    -- Sep-14-2017 @ 3:26 PM
  14.09.2017 @ 09.52 BST  Team paged by Humber CGOC to assist East of England Ambulance Service with the evacuation of a 45 year old male with stomach pains, from a vessel moored at the Stracey Arms.  Ambulance crew at scene were able to walk the casualty off the vessel without any difficulty and subsequently the team were stood-down and returned to station.  #093/17

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steve    -- Sep-18-2017 @ 4:13 AM
  HEMSBY Broads LIFEBOAT - callout

Sunday 17th September 2017

Paged by Humber Coastguard at 20:24hrs to a broken down, drifting vessel on the River Yare, Nr. Thorpe Marshes Reserve, Norwich. The vessel was located wedged into the river bank with two adults and a 6yr old child onboard. The casualties were removed from the boat and transported by the Broads Lifeboat to Thorpe Green and handed over to waiting Coastguard teams all safe and well. The Broads Lifeboat returned to the stricken craft and towed it to an agreed mooring at Whitlingham Marshes. The casualties were later put in a taxi and sent home, where they would return during daylight to repair the boat.

Broads Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Also in attendance: Winterton Coastguard teams

Broads Lifeboat assets were back on service at 00:26hrs (12:26am)

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steve    -- Sep-25-2017 @ 11:13 AM
  24/09/17 @ 15.00 BST  Team tasked to work with Gorleston ILB and Gorleston RNLI Broads Rescue crews to bring in 2 persons and two ferrets from a vessel aground on Breydon Water at Post 7.  The operation also saw EMS recovery and the Broads Authority launch "Spirit of Breydon" involved.  Richardsons Boatyard sent a mini bus for the persons and ferrets, landed at the Yarmouth yacht station and the vessel was recovered by EMS later in the evening at high water.  #096/17

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steve    -- Sep-30-2017 @ 8:43 AM
  HEMSBY Broads LIFEBOAT - callout

Friday 29th September 2017

Paged by Humber Coastguard at 18:03hrs to reports of a woman who had fallen off her boat into the water at Brundall Garden Marina. Hemsby Broads Lifeboat proceeded to the Marina where the casualty had been recovered by a passerby. Broads Lifeboat crew made the boat safe while the Ambulance crew assessed the casualty. All safe and well.

Broads Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Also in attendance: Winterton and Gorleston  Coastguard teams, Carrow and Sprowston Fire and Recue Service, and the East Of England Ambulance Service

Broads Lifeboat assets were back on service at 20:11hrs

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steve    -- Sep-30-2017 @ 5:06 PM
  30/9/17. 16:09 Team paged by Humber to a cruiser which had gotten into difficulty on Breydon Water. The cruiser was helped by a passing cruiser and the Spirit of Breydon. #101/17

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steve    -- Oct-1-2017 @ 5:23 PM
  HEMSBY Broads LIFEBOAT - callout

Sunday 1st October 2017

Paged by Humber Coastguard at 09:34rs to the vessel ‘SanCarlos’ with reports of a casualty in cardiac arrest. The vessel was located at Thurne Mouth off Thurne Dyke and remoored on the North quayside where Lifeboat crew and Paramedics worked on the casualty for 40 minutes giving CPR while Winterton Coastguard prepared the vessel for casualty extraction.
Air Ambulance was on scene, but was later instructed to hold off due to high winds reported at the N&N helipad. The casualty was stabilised with a pulse and transported to a waiting Ambulance and taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Our thoughts go out to the casualty.

Broads Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Also in attendance:
MRCC Humber (coordination and communications),
Winterton Coastguard teams (CRT), Air Ambulance, and the East Of England Ambulance and Paramedic Service

Broads Lifeboat assets were back on service at 12:07hrs

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steve    -- Oct-6-2017 @ 3:09 PM
  HEMSBY Broads LIFEBOAT - callout

Thursday 5th October 2017

Paged by Humber Coastguard at 21:45hrs at the request of the East Of England Ambulance Service to assist in the evacuation of a 69yr old lady from a leisure cruiser on Malthouse Broad who had fallen and sustained a head injury, and was not responsive.

While in transit with Winterton Coastguard both units were stood down by MRCC Humber as the Ambulance Service were able to extract the casualty themselves.

Broads Lifeboat returned to station.

Also in attendance:
MRCC Humber (coordination and communications),
Winterton Coastguard teams (CRT), and the East Of England Ambulance Service

Broads Lifeboat assets were back on service at 22:22hrs

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steve    -- Oct-7-2017 @ 10:10 AM
  7/10/17. 07:06hrs. Team paged by Humber to carry out a welfare check on the crew of a yacht that had been found wondering around Breydon Water late last night in the dark. It was towed to the lay-by jetty last night for safety by a local boat yard owner. Upon arrival the Team were unable to make contact with the crew, therefore passed back to Humber to rearrange with the Broads Authority, who will check upon the start of their patrol. #102/17.

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steve    -- Oct-11-2017 @ 5:23 PM
  11/10/17. 16:27hrs. Team paged by Humber to carry out a welfare check on a cruiser that had run aground on Breydon Water. The crew were happy and well equipped, they will remain on the cruiser and will be checked on later this evening with a view to tow the cruiser on the rising tide. The BA River Dog and the Everitts TOSH tow vessel were also in attendance. #104/17.

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steve    -- Oct-22-2017 @ 6:42 PM
  22/10/17. 15:23hrs. Team paged by Humber to reports of a vessel aground on Breydon Water near post 9. Upon arrival the local tow service had assessed the situation and it was found that the vessel would not come off the mud until high tide. The crew of 3 adults, 2 children and a new born were removed from the vessel by the Gorleston ILB, Arancia and BA, taken to the safety of the yacht station. The vessel is to be recovered at high water later tonight. #107/17

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steve    -- Oct-24-2017 @ 7:32 PM
  24/10/17. 15:52hrs. Team paged by Humber to reports of a vessel aground on Breydon Water near post 31. The crew of 4 persons were safely removed from the vessel by the Gorleston ILB. The Gorleston Coastguard team and BA personnel met the persons at the Yarmouth Yacht Station. The persons were then collected by Richardsons transport. #108/17

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steve    -- Nov-2-2017 @ 5:10 AM
  1/11/17. 12:55hrs. Team paged by Humber to reports of a vessel broken down on the river Yare. As the Team were on route an update came in, that the vessels was under tow. After initial confusion as to the where abouts of the casualty vessel it was located at the Stacey wind pump moorings. The crew had already departed to collect new parts to effect a repair. Team stood down. #111/17

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steve    -- Nov-19-2017 @ 2:41 PM
  19/11/17. 11:24hrs. Team paged by Humber to reports of a vessel trapped under Vauxhall bridge. Upon arrival along with the Gorleston ILB, the vessel was taken under tow and secured to a safe mooring. There was no persons onboard. The Broads Authority will collect the vessel later today and take it to its moorings, to be reunited with the owner. #113/17.

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steve    -- Dec-9-2017 @ 8:58 AM
  8/12/17, 16:53. The team were tasked by Humber CGOC to reports of a dog stuck in the reeds by the River Yare at Polkey’s Mill. The owner was threatening to use an unsafe inflatable to rescue the dog. The area was signed ‘Danger Deep Mud’. The dog was safely recovered and the owner did not enter the water. Hemsby Broads Rescue Boat was also tasked and stood down en route. #117/17

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Captain-Joshie    -- Dec-9-2017 @ 3:21 PM
 
quote:"......
The area was signed ‘Danger Deep Mud’. The dog was safely recovered
......."



Must remember to teach our Toby to read the signs  LOL LOL

Glad it all ended well.  All These lifeboats do a great job and need our support, we had a visit at home with one decked out as Santa's Sleigh!! collect for their funds. Smile

John.

Kind regards, John(Captain
Joshie), Jo & Toby.
'Braveheart' L68 Broom
30/Skipper


steve    -- Jan-2-2018 @ 9:12 PM
  2/1/18, 16:24hrs.

The team were paged by Humber CGOC to reports of an object on the Breydon Water mud flats.

After a search of the area and speaking to the first informant it was concluded that the object was a piece of tarpaulin. A false alarm with good intent.

#001/18

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steve    -- Jan-13-2018 @ 2:11 PM
  13/1/18. 11:14. Team tasking to support Norfolk Police in a search for a child that was seen close to Breydon Bridge. Along with the Gorleston ILB/ALB, an extensive search took place with nothing found. All teams have now been stood down. #012/18

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Helmsman1946    -- Jan-13-2018 @ 2:35 PM
  http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/breydon-bridge-gy-closure-1-5353840

Peter


steve    -- Mar-15-2018 @ 4:17 PM
  14/03/18, 14.44 hrs Team paged by Humber CGOC and tasked alongside Lowestoft CRT to reports of a female in the water.  Reports of a female seen in the river at Beccles, The team were stood down soon after and returned to station.  #019/18.

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steve    -- Apr-3-2018 @ 8:34 PM
  Hemsby lifeboat shout ,
" Hemsby Broads Lifeboat was paged at 17:15 today by HM Coastguard to reports of a female casualty who had fallen on the foot-path at Clippesby Mill. The Broads lifeboat was launched at Thurne & proceeded to Clippesby Mill to search for the casualty. After a short while HMCG provided further details & the lifeboat was tasked to search the St Bennett Abbey area, however once on scene Hemsby Lifeboat was stood down, the casualty had been located & our services were no longer required. Also in attendance: EEAS & Winterton CRT."

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steve    -- Apr-11-2018 @ 10:46 AM
  Hemsby Lifeboat were paged by HMCG at 18:28 yesterday to reports of a 57 year old female who had fallen on-board a vessel sustaining head injuries somewhere on Salhouse Broad. whilst on route, more information come through that the vessel was moored along the bank, so the decision was taken not to launch the lifeboat but to drive directly to the broad. On arrival, the vessel was identified & casualty assessed, made comfortable & first aid was administered. The vessel was then relocated by the hire company to Wroxham to ease the transfer to hospital. Also in attendance was Winterton CRT.

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steve    -- Apr-17-2018 @ 3:34 PM
  Hemsby Lifeboat was paged at 21:15 yesterday by HM Coastguard to reports of an unwell 84 year-old known to have existing health conditions who was located at a bungalow difficult to access by road between Martham & Potter Heigham. The Lifeboat was launched at Cess Road where the crew were met by Winterton CRT, the ambulance service were already on scene. The casualty was transported via Lifeboat back to Cess road to an awaiting ambulance & the crew were then stood down. As usual, thanks to our boat crew for their fast turn-out and to the team who stayed back to help wash-down after. Lifeboat was refuelled & back on service at 22:50.

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steve    -- Apr-20-2018 @ 3:07 PM
  19/04/18 @ 14:57 BST.  Tasked to investigate a report of a small vessel with 6 youths aboard was seen cruising up and down in the busy port area.  Tasked to locate and stop to dispense safety advice.  Port area was searched as best we could due to the myriad blocked access points to the river.  Particular concentration at the Haven and Breydon Bridges was also undertaken as the report suggested that the vessel was heading towards the former of the two.  Unfortunately they evaded our potential interception but at least cleared the port area and its associated dangers for small craft.  #033/18

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steve    -- Apr-22-2018 @ 8:39 PM
  Sunday 22nd April 04:00hrs

Paged by Humber Coastguard to assist East Anglia Ambulance Service to evacuate a casualty who was suffering from chest pains onboard a vessel at Deep-Go Dyke. Hemsby Broads Lifeboat launched at Cess Road Martham and proceeded to the vessel. The casualty was then taken to Hickling to awaiting ambulance. Winterton Coastguard were also on scene helping to recover casualty to Ambulance.
Great team work for all involved thank you to Humber Coastguard for coordinating.

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steve    -- Apr-25-2018 @ 3:38 PM
  23/04/18 10:49 BST  Team responded to reports of Person In the Water near Haven Bridge.  Tasked to Rendezvous with an Ambulance at scene.  Recovery and transportation to hospital was such that the team was stood-down and Returned to Station soon after the tasking came through.  #035/18

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steve    -- Apr-29-2018 @ 2:52 PM
  Remember to always wear your life jacket.
If you get into difficulties whilst you are on the broads or at sea dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
If any boat companies require stickers just like the one below, please email coxswain@hemsbylifeboat.co.uk

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steve    -- Apr-30-2018 @ 2:36 PM
  30/04/18 @ 06:48 BST.  Team tasked by Humber CGOC to reports of a vessel adrift in the river Yare.  Our colleagues on the Gorleston ILB intercepted the loose vessel near the Tug Goliath moored on South Quay.  Team rendezvoused with the ILB at scene and assisted with the mooring and securing of vessel as best as available lines would permit.  We were informed that the Broads Authority's "Spirit of Breydon" would exchange the lines later in the day, while the crew of the Tug agreed to keep vigil on the vessel.  #038/18

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steve    -- Apr-30-2018 @ 2:36 PM
  No2

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steve    -- Apr-30-2018 @ 2:37 PM
  No3

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steve    -- May-18-2018 @ 12:36 PM
  Hemsby Lifeboat was paged by Humber Coastguard at 1847 lastnight to reports of a 20 foot cruiser which had lost power and was taking on water located somewhere on the river Waveney between North-Cove & Worlingham. The Broads Lifeboat crew proceeded to launch at the Waveney River Center & quickly identified the casualty vessel which had since been able to regain power allowing them to activate their bilge pump (although unable to inform the emergency services due to lack of mobile phone battery). HMCG requested the Broads Lifeboat to travel with the cruiser to Oulton Broad as one of the casualties was diabetic & overdue insulin. The crew met with Lowestoft Coastguard who conducted a welfare check on the vessels occupants, the Lifeboat was then stood down. Also in attendance was Lowestoft CRT, SFRS, EEAST & HART. As always, a massive thanks to the crew, including support crew who stayed back to help wash down.0

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steve    -- May-21-2018 @ 7:15 PM
  21/05/2018  09:45 BST Team tasked by Humber CGOC to attend a person in water at Ranworth.  Our colleagues from Winterton CRT were also tasked to scene.  A woman had fallen from a Broad's Cruiser while attempting to moor up and landed in the water between two boats.  The casualty sustained a lower right leg break as a result of the incident and was airlifted to hospital by the East Anglian Air Ambulance.  As well as Winterton CRT and an ambulance crew and Officer of The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, a pump and crew from Norfolk Fire & Rescue Wroxham station also attended the scene.  #045/18

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steve    -- May-23-2018 @ 4:47 PM
  22/05/2018 18:14 Local time.  Team alerted by Humber CGOC to speak with Jet skiers on Breydon Water and dispense safety advice.  This followed an alert earlier where our colleagues on the Gorleston ILB were tasked to the same incident based on a report that a jet ski had been seen unmanned at post 26.  The initial alarm was that there was a missing person to which the ILB was dispatched.  The jet ski was found grounded on the mud near post 26 but where the ILB could not reach it.  Another jet ski subsequently pulled the jet ski clear and away for recovery.  Meanwhile the person was seen to be walking eastwards along the river bank.  Whilst member of the team walked westwards to intercept him, a 4 x 4 was seen headed on the track below and we believe that person was within that vehicle as we were unable to locate any person that may have been our target.  It is generally believed that these were the same persons spoken to by Coastguards on Sunday when seen in the port area.  These persons are also thought to be those that caused chaos with ship movements within the port over the past day or so.  Thankfully there was nobody missing in the water over the Breydon area.  Our thanks to our colleagues on the ILB for their efforts. Bravo Zulu!    046/18

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steve    -- May-26-2018 @ 7:57 AM
  Saturday 26th May 2018 02:30am

Humber Coastguard paged Hemsby Broads Rescue to a vessel taking on water at North Cove. Hemsby Broads Rescue launched at Waveney River Centre. We proceeded up river towards Beccles where the vessel was located within minutes. When on board the occupants were  assessed and it was noted both people were intoxicated. The vessel was checked over there was no sign of water being taken on board. Surfolk Fire and Rescue helped with removing the vessel from the bank and helped secure the vessel at Waveney River Centre. Lowestoft Coastguard teams were on scene with the  East of England Ambulance and Suffolk Police of which all helped. Great team work from all.

Please do not navigate a vessel whilst you are intoxicated as you could end up causing harm to others or even yourself.

Hemsby broads rescue returned to station broads Lifeboat back on service at 05:51

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Hylander    -- May-26-2018 @ 9:19 AM
  Saturday 26th May 2018 02:30am

Humber Coastguard paged Hemsby Broads Rescue to a vessel taking on water at North Cove. Hemsby Broads Rescue launched at Waveney River Centre. We proceeded up river towards Beccles where the vessel was located within minutes. When on board the occupants were  assessed and it was noted both people were intoxicated. The vessel was checked over there was no sign of water being taken on board. Surfolk Fire and Rescue helped with removing the vessel from the bank and helped secure the vessel at Waveney River Centre. Lowestoft Coastguard teams were on scene with the  East of England Ambulance and Suffolk Police of which all helped. Great team work from all.

Please do not navigate a vessel whilst you are intoxicated as you could end up causing harm to others or even yourself.

Hemsby broads rescue returned to station broads Lifeboat back on service at 05:51









Words fail me.    What a waste of time and energy by our great emergency services.     Did they make the call ,  I guess so.   What our services have to put up with.   Hope they get a bill for it.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


This message was edited by Hylander on May-26-18 @ 10:20 AM


annville    -- May-26-2018 @ 9:24 AM
  Hi Can they/do they get charged for wasting time.it seems so unfair that they aren't punished in some way. John


malwilkinson    -- May-26-2018 @ 11:49 AM
  Yes i agree they should be charged with a minimum fee involved.

kindest regards . malcolm wilkinson


steve    -- May-28-2018 @ 7:28 AM
  Sunday 27th May 2018 09:00

Hemsby broads lifeboat paged by Humber Coastguard to St Benets Abbey to assist the East of England Ambulance Service with a elderly man who had fallen on a boat and sustained facial injuries.
Hemsby Broads Lifeboat launched at Ludham Bridge and proceeded to location, Winterton CRT were on scene. The vessel was moved down river by Lifeboat crew and Winterton Coastguard’s to help with extraction from vessel to awaiting ambulance.
Well done to all involved great job completed again.

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steve    -- May-29-2018 @ 6:55 AM
  28/5/18. 21:38hrs. Team paged by Humber to attend a person in the water at Brundall along with our flank team Winterton CRT. As the Team was about to leave the CRE we were diverted to attend a second incident at Ranworth along with Bacton CRT. Where a male had fallen onboard a Broads cruiser and sustained a serious head injury. As the East of England Ambulance service were very busy there would be a delay in them attending. One of our Team members triaged the casualty and provided first aid until the arrival of the Ambulance service. The male was then evacuated from the cruiser. #051 & #052. While attending the above incidents there was another incident in Gt Yarmouth, so some of the Bacton team members were sent to deal with it along with the Gorleston ILB. A very busy night for all the local teams last night. Well done everyone.

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Jun-3-2018 @ 3:01 PM
  Sunday 3rd June

Hemsby Broads Rescue were paged by Humber Coastguard at 06:55 this morning to a male with severe medical difficulties on board a cruiser at Barton Mill. Winterton CGT and EEAS also on scene.  Broads Rescue were held in reserve at the Launch point at Thurne. The casualty was safely transferred to the waiting Ambulance and Hemsby Broads Rescue were stood down at 08:15

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steve    -- Jun-9-2018 @ 7:59 PM
  Paged 19:27 09/06/18

Hemsby Broads Lifeboat Paged by Humber Coastguard to reports of a female jumping from Wroxham bridge into the water Lifeboat arrived on scene casualty was out of the water in the ambulance Winterton CRT and Bacton Coastguard’s on scene also.

Broads Lifeboat stood down and returned to station

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steve    -- Jun-16-2018 @ 7:41 AM
  15/6/18. 17:02hrs. Team paged by Humber to reports of a Vessel stuck under St. Olaves bridge with one person in the water. Upon arrival, the vessel was moored alongside and one male had been recovered from the river. A female that had been onboard at the time had taken a fall and sustained injuries. Team members carried out first aid until the arrival of the Ambulance service. #059/18.

As we were about to leave the scene, a second job came through reporting of a vessel adrift on the lower Bure. Along with our flank team Winterton CRT and the Gorleston ILB the vessel was recovered and secured alongside. #060/18.

While awaiting the arrival of the Police at the previous job, a third job came in, to reports of a person suffering a medical episode on a vessel at Acle. The Winterton Team were dispatched to the scene. Once a handover to the police was completed, we started to make our way to Acle, where on route we were stood down. #061/18.

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steve    -- Jun-20-2018 @ 4:10 AM
  19/6/18. 22:13hrs. Team paged by Humber to reports of a collision between vessels on the lower Bure with unknown casualties. Upon arrival it was found that one of the Broads Authorities mud wherries had been let loose from its moorings further up river and drifted down with the tide past the yacht station to Haven bridge where it was intercepted by the Gorleston ILB, they managed to hold it in the tide while awaiting the arrival of The towing vessel from Everett Marine Services, that had been requested by the Team to assist as it has more power to tow something of that size compared to the ILB. On route he had picked up some members of the BA and between everyone of scene the vessel was eventually moored up safely. Unfortunately during its journey downstream there was a couple of boats damaged, but luckily no injuries. #066/18.

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Paladine    -- Jun-20-2018 @ 6:43 AM
 
An interesting choice of words, ”...had been let loose from its moorings...”. That suggests a deliberate and malicious act by an unknown third party. I’m just curious to know (but doubt I ever will) how that conclusion was reached, rather than this being the result of carelessness, or some other cause. Still, it will be a useful report the BA could use to reject any insurance claims.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)


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FreemanBattyBat    -- Jun-20-2018 @ 9:44 AM
  Paladine, I wonder if BA would be able to use that as an argument ?
Ultimately the vessel is their responsibility whether untied by a third party or carelessness on behalf of employees.
Only basing my theory on construction industry practice, where malicious damage or personal injury to even trespassers is ultimately the contractors responsibility ! Hence the Heras fencing or hoardings you find around most large organisations sites.

Freeman F23 Flittermouse moored near
Geldeston


Paladine    -- Jun-20-2018 @ 10:36 AM
 
Without wishing to hi-jack a very useful thread, we're talking about the tort of negligence here. But we don't know just where the barge had been moored, nor what security measures were in place. I was simply commenting on the inference in the report that the barge had been set adrift, as opposed to some other cause of it leaving the mooring.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)


Bobdog    -- Jun-22-2018 @ 5:40 AM
  Asked one of the rangers about this yesterday.  He said that normal practice was for BA vessels moored overnight to be chained as well as tied, and it appeared that this had been a deliberate act of vandalism, the chain having been cut through. BA and police are investigating.  Wherry had been moored near Marina Quays.


Paladine    -- Jun-22-2018 @ 5:53 AM
 
Thanks for the info., Bobdog.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)


steve    -- Jun-22-2018 @ 6:40 PM
  Paged by Humber at 23:28 on the 18th June

to reports of persons in distress shouting for help in the area of Horning. The Broads boat was launched at Horning and conducted a search in the reported area. On locating the craft it was confirmed that in fact the persons on board were safe and well, this was confined by the Norfolk Police who were transited to the incident by the Fires Service. Also on scene were the East Anglia Ambulance Service and Winterton Coast Guard Teams.

Hemsby Crew were stood down on complete of task at 01:15

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steve    -- Jun-23-2018 @ 4:12 AM
  Paged 22nd June 2018

Humber Coastguard paged Hemsby broads rescue to a vessel taking on water near Horning. When we arrived on scene the broads authority boats had water pumps in use. Vessel hole was plugged by people onboard. Boat was then escorted back to Richardson’s boat yard, Horning to be lifted out of the water. Bacton Coastguard also on scene to help, great team work and great coordination from Humber Coastguard.

Broads Lifeboat stood down and returned to station.

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BuffaloBill    -- Jun-24-2018 @ 3:24 PM
  That made for an interesting time!
In came a Ranger Launch with blues going followed by a
dingy with an outboard running followed by the Wherry
which was followed by another dingy, which in turn was
followed by the Hemsby Lifeboat with Blues going, which
was followed by another Ranger Launch with Blues going.
The Coast Guard were already at the quayside waiting!
Straight into the lift and up she went at an angle(Too
heavy for the lift) to clear the water where the hole
was. The hole was about a foot long and one plank wide.
(See the photo.)
She was back in the water by 0830 the next day.

The older I get...
The better I was....!!


spiderman    -- Jun-24-2018 @ 4:12 PM
  That's a wherry big hole!

LOL


Richard    -- Jun-24-2018 @ 4:22 PM
  spiderman I think you just won the pun of the year award


spiderman    -- Jun-24-2018 @ 5:24 PM
  To save on postage I'm happy to collect the case of champagne. Cheers


steve    -- Jun-27-2018 @ 3:03 PM
  27/06/18 @10.33 BST, team paged to a vessel said to be stuck under the bridge at Saint Olaves, two persons onboard.  On arrival at scene the vessel had been safely moved to the free moorings by the mill by a local assisting.  A welfare check of the occupants was conducted and apart from some scrapes to the roof of the vessel the persons onboard were found to be safe and without injury.  We were also assisted at scene by colleagues from our flank team of Lowestoft CRT.  #070/18.

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steve    -- Jul-28-2018 @ 12:54 PM
  27/07/2018, 16:58 Team tasked by Humber CGOC to a vessel at Reedham Ferry stuck in the chains. The Fire and Rescue Service safely transported all persons off the vessel. The Hemsby Lifeboat crew towed the vessel to safety. Well done to all agencies involved.  #083/18

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steve    -- Jul-31-2018 @ 5:07 PM
  15.29 BST on 30th July 2018
The Gorleston Coastguard Rescue Team were paged by Humber CGOC to reports of a speedboat crash near Reedham Marina with the casualties whereabouts unknown. Both ourselves and our flank team HM Coastguard Lowestoft responded immediately along with the Broads Authority ranger vessel, "The Spirit of Breydon".
On arrival at the scene, we met with the Broads Authority who had located the vessel. We managed to make our way through the reeds to the vessel where there was no casualties or occupants in the vicinity, except items of clothing including shoes and substantial internal damage to the vessel. We were immediately concerned that someone maybe in the water or injured on the shore.
A thorough search was conducted for some distance in either direction of the river. Norfolk Constabulary attended and were checking the owners address to see if they could find any information. After searching for approx 3 hours the owner then arrived on scene.
He was safe and well and informed us that he had problems with the vessel and placed it on the bank. Safety advice was given as he had not informed anyone that this had happened and did not think to. The search was about to be escalated to a major missing persons incident.
All units were free to stand down as the vessel was going to be recovered by the owner and the Broads Authority on Tuesday.
We would like to thank Reedham Car Ferry for their assistance in holding the ferry for our rescue teams to get across the river as swiftly as possible.   #086/18

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steve    -- Jul-31-2018 @ 8:56 PM
  Pic 1

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steve    -- Jul-31-2018 @ 8:56 PM
  Pic2

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Paladine    -- Jul-31-2018 @ 9:08 PM
 
I note that, despite not being an 'emergency response vehicle' (vessel), SoB was first on the scene and located the stricken vessel.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)


steve    -- Aug-5-2018 @ 6:34 PM
  Paged at 14:18 04/08/2018

Paged by Humber coastguard to a 57 year old female who had fallen and substaned a back injury and was unable to move. Vessel was located opposite the Ferry Inn Horning. Casualty was laying down and being monitored while awaiting an ambulance. Care was given and injury was not as bad as first thought. Once paramedics were happy advice was given to take pain killers and to keep moving. On scene also was Winterton coastguard great team work by all

Broads lifeboat was tasked for a second job at Wroxham, a person was in the water in difficulty, broads lifeboat proceeded by river. Lifeboat was stood down as person had managed to get to safety.

Broads lifeboat stood down at 17:25 and was back on service at 18:37hrs

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Aug-6-2018 @ 4:41 PM
  Sunday 5th August.  15.30  Team returning from the Caister Lifeboat Day, diverted to assist CGOC Humber with some extra eyes on at Breydon Water.  Reports that no less than three hire cruisers had grounded on the mud by or in the vicinity of post 11.  Broads Authority launch "Spirit of Breydon" was soon on scene and able to pull them clear.  The Rangers then escorted the craft across Breydon westbound towards Burgh Castle.  #090/18

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steve    -- Aug-6-2018 @ 4:44 PM
  Hemsby Lifeboat were paged by HMCG for the third time in less than 2 days last-night to reports of a broken down cruiser somewhere between Horning Hall and The Ferry Inn. The lifeboat was launched at the Horning Sailing Club and proceeded to search for the vessel. Our crew were unable to locate the vessel, once the search was complete news come through from the first informant that the hire company had been out to provide a tow back to their yard in Potter Heigham. Also in attedance were Winterton CRT, EAAST & NFRS.

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steve    -- Aug-8-2018 @ 9:39 AM
  7/8/2018, 19:03. Team paged by Humber CGOC to reports that a child had fallen through a hatch on a boat. While en route the team were stood down as the casualty was being cared for by the Ambulance Service. Also in attendance were our colleagues from the Lowestoft CRT. #94/18

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Marshman    -- Aug-8-2018 @ 10:19 AM
  Good job they have not had an emergency to attend to at the same time!


Dykedweller    -- Aug-8-2018 @ 10:34 AM
  Why are we suddenly getting Fire Service, 1 & sometimes 2 Coastguards teams and Lifeboats being mobilised to simple medical incidents that theAmbulance Service has managed by themselves in the past?


hedgehog    -- Aug-8-2018 @ 12:59 PM
  Due to severe government budget cuts, all emergency services are struggling to meet demand. Some Fire services throughout the country are now trialling EMR. ( Emergency Medical Response ) If an ambulance may not meet the required response for whatever reason, the Fire Service may be asked to respond to provide assisstance until the ambulance service arrive. If two fire appliances arrive you have the advantage of at least eight personnel to provide help which can only be of benefit. It obviously looks like overkill but they can only respond to the information passed from the original caller, which can be wide, varied and sometimes wholly inacurate. Once the scene has been assessed, its much easier to send appliances back, as opposed to arriving with insufficient personnel to deal with the incident


Helmsman1946    -- Aug-8-2018 @ 1:32 PM
  Further to what hedgehog says it has been noted in Norfolk that many retained crew have had little time for their "day job" recently due to the number of countryside call outs and in the long term this could lead to a recruitment & retention problem especially  as the number of full time crews is diminishing?

Peter


Karen&Mike    -- Aug-10-2018 @ 3:50 PM
  Why are people calling the emergency services for a breakdown when they are not in any immediate danger ?  Hardly a major problem between Horning Hall and The Ferry!

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


Regulo    -- Aug-10-2018 @ 4:04 PM
  Because people will call 999 for a broken fingernail!

Regards, Ray.

Whatever happens now, I'm blaming it on Brexit. Everyone else is!


Karen&Mike    -- Aug-10-2018 @ 4:11 PM
  Ah yes, you have a point there Ray!

The modern concept that nobody ever needs to sort out anything for themselves...  Gasp  

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


hedgehog    -- Aug-10-2018 @ 9:26 PM
  I would think that some folk might consider being on a boat without power and no brakes etc, to be " an Emergency " . People panic when faced with the unknown and immediately call 999 without thinking and possibly sorting the problem themselves.


steve    -- Aug-12-2018 @ 10:59 AM
  12/8/18, 8:46. Team paged by Humber CGOC to reports of a car and person in the River Bure. Also in attendance: the Gorleston Lifeboat, Norfolk Fire and Rescue, Norfolk Constabulary, the RSPCA and the Ambulance Service. The Gorleston ILB once on scene identified it was in actual fact a calf in the river and not a car. The calf was safely brought to a slip way by the Gorleston ILB. The team provided safety cover for all persons on scene. #101/18.

steve and vicky
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spiderman    -- Aug-12-2018 @ 9:36 PM
  I bet it was friesian in that cold water.  LOL


steve    -- Aug-22-2018 @ 4:36 PM
  21.08.2018 @ 09.48  Team paged to assist Norfolk Constabulary with a search for a missing person.  Reports had been received to say that a man had been seen on the wrong side of the railings on the Haddiscoe Bridge.  Initially it was thought that it may be the outstanding hi-risk missing person from the Great Yarmouth area.  In the end it was established that the person seen was in fact a photographer and had been accounted for.  As well as police dog sections, we were joined by our flank team; HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold CRT.  Once it became clear that there was no further requirement to search for the missing person in this area the teams were stood down and returned to their respective stations.
#108/18

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Dibbler    -- Aug-22-2018 @ 7:03 PM
 
quote:"......
I bet it was friesian in that cold water
......."



  LOL Cheers

A candidate for “Post Of The Week”

John


steve    -- Aug-26-2018 @ 3:14 PM
  24/08/2018 13.26 BST Team tasked by Humber CGOC to a vulnerable High Risk female last seen at 08.00 and some of her possessions at 11.00.  Tasking was to search in the Bure Park area for the missing person.  The good news is that the person was located safe and well before the team were able to fully muster.  #111/18

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steve    -- Aug-26-2018 @ 3:35 PM
  Friday 24th August at 22.24 the Bacton team were paged along with Winterton CRT, Hemsby Broads Rescue & Broads Authority Launch River Charlie to a broads cruiser with one person on board who was unsure of location and concerned that water was coming into the boat.
From the ladies phone signal it was believed she was between Barton Broad and Stalham.

The teams rendezvous point was Stalham boat yard were they formulated a plan, the Hemsby broads rescue boat went up towards Barton where the casualty boat was located, the lady was well but upset on being lost, the boat was taking on water through the stern gland. The boat was escorted back to Stalham by Hemsby Broads Rescue and the Broads Authority, where it was moored up for the night.

All times were stood down and returned to their stations .
#67/18

To Search
To Rescue
To Save

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steve    -- Aug-27-2018 @ 4:24 PM
  Hemsby Lifeboat was paged at 7pm last night to reports of a vessel in difficulty in the vicinity of Acle Bridge. Our Broads Lifeboat was launched at Acle Dyke and proceeded to quickly make contact with the vessel which had lost steering and was drifting until they were able to make it to a wild mooring. The Broads Lifeboat secured a springer tow and delivered the vessel to Acle Marina where Winterton Coastguard were waiting to assist in mooring up, we were then cleared to stand down. The couple were very recently married and had only owned the boat for a day, they were very appreciative and made a generous donation to the lifeboat.

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steve    -- Aug-30-2018 @ 3:57 PM
  30/8/18. 15:44hrs. Team paged by Humber CGOC to reports of a person fallen from a broads cruiser into the water at Yarmouth Yacht Station. The Gorleston ILB was also on scene and carried out a medical assessment. The casualty was transferred into the waiting Ambulance to be taken to JPH for further checks #114/18.

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steve    -- Sep-2-2018 @ 7:15 PM
  2/9/18, 17:31hrs. Team paged by Humber Coastguard to reports of a hire cruiser run aground on Breydon Water with 6 persons on board. The Gorleston ILB transferred the persons on to their ILB and safely transported them to the Yarmouth Yacht Station where team members greeted them and carried out a welfare check. #118/18.

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steve    -- Sep-8-2018 @ 11:10 AM
  http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/eleven-rescued-after-oulton-broad-boat-runs-aground-1-5686622

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Hylander    -- Sep-8-2018 @ 2:20 PM
  My hubby used to crew for the Waveney Startdust ,  I wonder what caused that to happen.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


billmaxted    -- Sep-10-2018 @ 9:06 AM
  So it did not run aground the engine just cut out close to the Yacht Station.  Am I the only one to think this is something of a over reaction?  Stardust always has at least two Water-men on board and is what 38/40 ft by 12.  I appreciate that that life is not quite as simply as it was when Topcraft and Hamptons were going strong but surely a tow in to the yacht station for a quiet disembarkation didn't have to wait for an hour, require roads to be closed and half the fire appliances in Lowestoft in attendance!  I realise that it may be useful practice but it does involve significant expense even given that volunteers may be involved

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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annville    -- Sep-10-2018 @ 10:24 AM
  Hi Bill My thoughts entirely why didn't they tow it the short distance to yacht station and disembark on to the pontoon there it would then be at the deck level, they could have sat on board until minibus came from Beccles to collect them it was said they cut the iron railings to get them ashore the boat is basically a steel wide beam canal boat giving disabled/elderly people a day out on the broads, with a lift at rear for disembarking.John


billmaxted    -- Sep-10-2018 @ 11:49 AM
  My concern is, that seems to be the prevalent approach these days  If one keeps reacting to what could be  calling wolf what will eventually happen when a real emergency like the Brinks Day Boat capsize happens.  Oh it's just the wallies on the Broads lets save the cat first? I am not really criticising those that make a call just the wholly ignorant types who make the response, but then if you are sitting in a call centre in hull what do you expect.

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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Hylander    -- Sep-10-2018 @ 1:19 PM
  I agree with Bill.    Total over reaction.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


TerryTibbs    -- Sep-10-2018 @ 2:16 PM
  We were at Oulton when this happened and the “word on the street” was that the engine had cut out and the vessel had run aground, however this was quite a while before the Fire Brigade etc turned up so I guess it wasn’t a knee jerk reaction I assume the decision was made to take the passengers because a/ they would have been there a while on a cool windy day and b/ taking the people off would have allowed the vessel to sit higher in the water and be re-floated sooner. The whole incident was over quite a long period of time and the boat was eventually towed back to the Yacht Station.

Dave

if it is to be it is up to me.

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hedgehog    -- Sep-11-2018 @ 2:49 PM
  Bill maxted, who are you referring to with your comment of “ let’s save the cat first “


Richard    -- Sep-11-2018 @ 5:36 PM
  the art of course sailing maybe


steve    -- Sep-12-2018 @ 5:16 PM
  12/09/2018 @ 09.40 Team tasked by Humber CGOC to attend an injured 69 year old female who having fallen aboard a cruiser at Berney Arms moorings, had sustained arm and shoulder injuries.  In agreement between the Ambulance Service (East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust) and the Broads Authority, the casualty was taken aboard the latter's  launch and brought to Goodchild Marine in Burgh Castle.  There the casualty was made comfortable and cared for by the team and the staff of Goodchild Marine while awaiting arrival of the ambulance to convey to hospital.  Thanks to all concerned for their valuable and much appreciated assistance, we all wish the casualty a speedy recovery. #124/18

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billmaxted    -- Sep-12-2018 @ 6:45 PM
  I suspect Richard that not all formulites are as well read as thee and I  Evil Grin   I also suspect if you or I were injured at Berney arms we would be urging our rescuers to take us in the opposite direction given that that's the way to two pubs Playful

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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Richard    -- Sep-12-2018 @ 7:21 PM
  Indeed Bill, do you remember the good old days when yachts would go aground on Breydon and someone would offer a lift off in 6 hours Smile


billmaxted    -- Sep-12-2018 @ 9:38 PM
  Yes, and coming through Gt.Yarmouth dragging a mud weight or two behind you, because you did not have a engine, before going on to Breydon shrouded in fog so thick that you lost sight of the last post at just about the time you saw the next.  It's a wonder we are alive isn't it  Blush

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)


hedgehog    -- Sep-12-2018 @ 10:19 PM
  Billmaxted “just the wholly ignorant types who make the response, but then if you are sitting in a call centre in hull what do you expect. “
Who are the wholly ignorant types who make the response ?


Hylander    -- Sep-13-2018 @ 7:09 AM
  There is nothing worse when you need help urgently than speaking to someone who has no knowledge of The Broads and quite frankly doesn't even know where the Broads are.   What chance do you have.   It happened to us once.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


TerryTibbs    -- Sep-13-2018 @ 9:48 AM
  Bill in the case of the incident at Oulton I don't think there was any case of anyone crying Wolf. We were out drinking in Oulton and around midday the word was about that the Stardust had run aground, we were out for a good time after that before returning to our boat moored on the pontoon at the yacht station.At that point there was no sign of any emergency services in attendance. The Stardust was around the corner from the Commodore adjacent to Caldecott Road and not visible from the Yacht station so I guess right up in the corner there. It was quite a while after we returned that we heard the first Sirens and saw emercency services parked on Caldecott Road, I guess they were there for around 1 hour maximum and shortly after that the Stardust was towed out of the corner and brought to the Yacht Station.
I would estimate that well over an hour had passed between us first hearing the rumours and the first emergency vehicle arriving.
I understand the Starsust is used primarily for disabled tours,it was a blustery day with the wind blowing down the length of the Broads from the West, as you say there would have been 2 experienced Watermen on board and I guess they were the ones to raise the alarm.

Dave

if it is to be it is up to me.


billmaxted    -- Sep-13-2018 @ 2:49 PM
  I was not being unkind just factual, Government Policy has effective denuded the East coast from the Wash to the Thames Estuary of emergency contact centres with local knowledge.  The broads is really a very safe environment but does have dangers all of it's own.  There are real risks when actions are taken or priorities set by those without understanding of local conditions.  The same could probably be said of Essex rivers or North Norfolk.  I'm not even sure that we have customs and immigration officers who know our patch either, as we used to have.  It also cuts both ways, stuck on a really sticky mud bottom, so you don't right on a raising tide, despite being in clear sight of the bank is not something to be dismissed.

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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hedgehog    -- Sep-13-2018 @ 3:41 PM
  Hylander/ bilmaxted ; whatever the emergency, the origin is from caller nearest the scene. The call handler then uses whatever knowledge he or she is armed with to initiate the required response ( both using their  professional judgement and set protocol) . The “response” then comes from Fire, Health , Police , water safety as deemed necessary. Non of the “ response “ are ignorant types nor anyone involved in the whole chain of events hopefully leading to a swift and successful conclusion. I would suggest the ignorant types are more likely to be those who don’t really have much of an understanding of how the emergency services operate.


steve    -- Sep-21-2018 @ 4:47 PM
  21/09/2018 08.58 BST Team paged by Humber CGOC to a man in the river at Acle Bridge.  To RV with Winterton CRT at scene.  Ten minutes into the tasking a stand down came through.  It would appear that the man in question had been recovered from the river somewhat promptly, so a good result.  #131/18

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Hylander    -- Sep-22-2018 @ 7:12 AM
  I do not believe I referred to the Call handler as ignorant!!!      I just said that they have no local knowledge and when you speak to them about a specific area of the Broads they do not know what you are speaking about.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


hedgehog    -- Sep-22-2018 @ 11:26 AM
  Hylander, Billmaxted posted "just the wholly ignorant types who make the response, but then if you are sitting in a call centre in hull what do you expect. "
You then posted " I agree with Bill ". Not sure what you were agreeing with ?


steve    -- Sep-22-2018 @ 12:39 PM
  Folks can I ask please that you now either move on from this old post or take your disagreement to a pm , or make your own new subject in general subjects , and let this thread topic to recent shouts please ,
Thank you

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Hylander    -- Sep-22-2018 @ 1:08 PM
  Agree to disagree - sounds like the right move to me.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


hedgehog    -- Sep-26-2018 @ 7:12 AM
  “Team was paged at 20.18 this evening to Sutton Staithe where a lady had fallen off a vessel into the water and was unconscious.
When the team arrived the casualty had been pulled from the water and was in the vessel conscious and with paramedics.
The team then carried her out of the vessel on a stretcher and into the waiting ambulance.
Also in attendance was Norfolk Fire Service.

This was taken from another site. Just wondered if the Fire Service or Ambulance assisted in removing casualty from water due to them having been sent to exact location in a timely fashion , as per the response from the coastguard services too.



JimmyJames    -- Oct-3-2018 @ 5:52 PM
  "There is nothing worse when you need help urgently than speaking to someone who has no knowledge of The Broads and quite frankly doesn't even know where the Broads are.   What chance do you have.   It happened to us once."

I used to work in the ops room at HMCG and was there for 5 years, we took a lot of pride in our local knowledge back then and the restructure and loss of local knowledge was the main reason i moved onto wind farming. I took a real pride in being the Broads "go to" person on my watch. Sadly i can see where you are coming from with this, technology is no substitute for knowledge!


steve    -- Oct-4-2018 @ 4:23 PM
  CALL OUT 30/2018

Hemsby Lifeboat were paged at 8:24 last night to reports of a male suffering chest & back pain somewhere along the River Ant. The crew launched the Broads Lifeboat & proceeded to the search area but were stood down soon after as the vessel had been located and the casualty had been passed to the emergency services. The Hemsby Broads Lifeboat was returned to station & made ready for service.

Also in attendance Winterton & Bacton CRT, NFRS & EEAST.

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steve    -- Oct-15-2018 @ 5:11 PM
  14/10/18 @ 22.46 BST tasked to back-up flank team of Winterton in assisting the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust in extricating a man from a hire cruiser at Russels Boat Yard in South Walsham Broad.  The gentleman was suffering from chest pains and was conveyed to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for treatment.  Also attending was the Hemsby Broads Rescue boat and team who's valuable assistance was much appreciated.  #137/18

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steve    -- Oct-24-2018 @ 4:14 AM
  Sea cadets run aground on breydon
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/coastguard-save-sea-cadets-great-yarmouth-1-5748980

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steve    -- Oct-24-2018 @ 2:00 PM
  HM coastguard official post
23/10/18 @ 16.36 BST.  Team paged by CGOC Humber to reports of two vessels grounded on mud near post 64 on Breydon Water.  Working with our colleagues from the ILB of Gt. Yarmouth & Gorleston Lifeboat, to evacuate 2 adults and 17 children from the two stricken vessels.  The final lift required the Broads Rescue Arancia to effect as the tide fell away rapidly.  Also on scene was the Broads Authority launch "River Dog".  The persons were brought to the remote Berney Arms moorings where they were met by the team and placed aboard the other two vessels of the flotilla.  All those evacuated were from the Sunderland Unit of the Sea Cadet Corps, who were caught out by the high winds and poor luck in having one of the vessels break down and running aground.  Fitters from the boatyard were also called to the location to carry out some other repairs to one vessel.  With all persons safely landed, welfare checks discovered one youngster was feeling quite poorly and the decision was taken to medevac to hospital to be checked over.  The person in question was later discharged with no complications.  #143/18

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annville    -- Oct-24-2018 @ 5:03 PM
  Thanks for that Steve, so not local,just bad luck it happened there and not elsewhere and cause was a simple engine falour in one boat with another boat attempting to assist. No drama edp must have been really desperate to fill the page, no wonder journalism gets a bad name.It was probably the most exciting thing to happen on their holliday and no doubt will be embellished by the time they go home to there next drill night. John


steve    -- Oct-25-2018 @ 3:14 PM
  23/10/18, 21:24hrs. Team paged by Humber Coastguard to reports of vessels encountering difficulties with the flooding tide at the Berney Arms. The team supported with the mooring of the vessels and offered safety advice to the persons on board. #144/18

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steve    -- Oct-30-2018 @ 9:52 AM
  CALL OUT

The crew were paged at 23:55 last night to reports of a male in the water at the Ferry Inn, Horning. Whilst enroute, details came in that the casualty had driven his car into the river, Hemsby Broads Lideboat was launched at Horning Sailing Club & proceeded to the Ferry Inn. The casualty had been helped out of the water by 2 members of the public, already on scene was NFRS who escorted him to the other side to the waiting Ambulance. It was unclear if there was anyone with the driver at the time of entering the water so Hemsby Lifeboat was tasked to conduct a search, after a while with nothing found the crew were cleared to stand down. Also in attendance was Winterton Coastguard & Norfolk Police.

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steve    -- Nov-1-2018 @ 8:04 PM
  Team called out today to back-up Winterton CRT with a CASEVAC from a cruiser at Acle Bridge.  While attempting to moor up at the Acle Bridge Restaurant moorings, the gentleman slipped on the quay heading injuring his head.  The casualty was taken to hospital for treatment leaving his partner to cope with the vessel.  Not feeling confident enough to cruise the vessel back to the boatyard in Wroxham, it required more secure mooring until it could be collected by the boatyard.  Also attending this incident was:
Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
The Broads Authority
Winterton Coastguard Rescue Team
plus ourselves Gorleston Coastguard Rescue Team
#147/18

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steve    -- Dec-6-2018 @ 5:12 AM
  https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/eyewitness-dramatic-rescue-man-thorpe-island-1-5807546?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

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steve    -- Dec-6-2018 @ 4:46 PM
  5/12/18. 12:23hrs. Team paged by #HumberCoastguard to reports of a person in the water near Acle road Bridge in Gt. Yarmouth. Working with other services the person was recovered from the river and taken into the care of the Ambulance service. #159/18.

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steve    -- Jan-3-2019 @ 4:04 PM
  03/01/2019  Team tasked by Humber CGOC to investigate a report of an object washed up on the mud flats of Breydon Water at the Burgh Castle End.  Team members RV with first informant who directed them to the object.  Object is thought to be a Port Hand Top Marker from a Channel Marker.  #002/19

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steve    -- Jan-3-2019 @ 4:05 PM
  No2

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steve    -- Jan-6-2019 @ 5:27 PM
  Sunday 6 January 2019: Team tasked by Humber CGOC to an explosion on a vessel in Thorpe Saint Andrews.  Also in attendance Norfolk Fire & Rescue, Norfolk Police, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Broads Authority Rangers.  The vessel caught fire and subsequently sunk.  Fortunately only one person slightly injured.  Casualty taken to hospital where we wish them a speedy recovery.  #004/19

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steve    -- Jan-6-2019 @ 5:28 PM
  No2

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steve    -- Jan-6-2019 @ 5:29 PM
  No3

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steve    -- Jan-6-2019 @ 5:30 PM
  No4

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steve    -- Feb-10-2019 @ 6:57 PM
  Sunday 10th February 2019 at 11.23, Waveney River Centre, Burgh St Peter Staithe. The team were paged along with Lowestoft CRT to assist in the search for a vessel thought to be in trouble around the Waveney River Centre. Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service, Norfolk Police, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and their HART team from Royston, Hertfordshire were also in attendance.
The initial call came in from a member of the public who had seen a vessel with its sail in the water and a single person onboard calling for help. Suffolk Fire launched their Flood Boat searched thoroughly from Beccles to Oulton Dyke for the vessel. Nothing was found and it’s believed they made their way to safety.  #009/19

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TerryTibbs    -- Feb-10-2019 @ 8:01 PM
  It has been said elsewhere that this was a hoax callout and not the first in recent times. Frown

if it is to be it is up to me.


steve    -- Feb-17-2019 @ 8:30 PM
  Hemsby Broads Lifeboat paged today at 11:50am to reports of a black Labrador swimming on Candle Dyke alone.
Broads lifeboat proceeded to the location where the first informant was waiting for our arrival, once on scene updated information was the dog had gone into the weeds. Under difficult conditions 2 crew members proceeded through the weeds to try to locate the dog however the dog was later found safe and well. Broads lifeboat stood down and returned to station.

Second call came in today at 17:30. Broads Lifeboat requested by Humber Coastguard to proceed to Potter Heigham to reports of a pregnant woman suffering from back pains. Lifeboat arrived on scene with East of England Ambulance Service and Winterton Coastguard. Casualty was taken onboard the broads lifeboat and brought back to Potter Heigham for awaiting ambulance. Broads lifeboat stood down and returned to station.

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steve    -- Feb-20-2019 @ 5:25 PM
  20/02/2019 @ 11.24 UTC Team tasked by CGOC Humber to assist with the location and recovery of a broken down vessel near Cantley.  RV at scene along with Hemsby Broads Rescue, who quickly recovered a cruiser and it's tender around half a mile west of the "Reedcutter" Pub in Cantley.  team assisted with the mooring and securing alongside at the Free Moorings then conducted welfare checks on the one POB and his dog.  Both were uninjured and in good health.  #011/19

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DAVIDH    -- Feb-21-2019 @ 10:03 AM
  Just wanted to thank you Steve for posting these. I find them very interesting and wanted you to know I do not take their transmission for granted.


Dilligaf    -- Feb-21-2019 @ 6:36 PM
  I find it strange that the charity funded rescue services get used to recover broken down vessels on inland water, I know it can get worse quickly if people try to leap for the bank and such but surely it would be better for CG to contact broads control to assist.
Most of us would call a breakdown service or flag down a passing boat and buy them a beer aferwards.

Dave.
Formerly 'LeoMagill'


steve    -- Feb-24-2019 @ 2:50 PM
  23/02/2019 @ 06.11 UTC Tasked by Humber CGOC to investigate a report of a vessel aground and listing at Cantley.  Three persons had left vessel and were ashore being cared for by the local publican.  Welfare checks on persons, damage checks to vessel and any pollution that may have occurred.  All was found to be OK and no further action required by the team.  #013/19
( thank you David h , for your kind words , much appreciated)

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steve    -- Mar-9-2019 @ 5:46 PM
  9/03/2019 @ 12.49 UTC, Team tasked to a grounded cruiser on the Breydon Water.  Initially said to have no communication with CGOC.  At scene RV with Broads Authority to investigate.  Gorleston ILB was on scene but unable to get close enough to be able to assist.  In the meantime persons onboard were able to make contact with CGOC Humber.  #017/19

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BuffaloBill    -- Mar-10-2019 @ 8:29 AM
  And so it begins again...........

The older I get...
The better I was....!!


Hylander    -- Mar-10-2019 @ 3:01 PM
  Snap ,  when I read the post my thoughts were those exactly.      

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


steve    -- Mar-11-2019 @ 2:11 PM
  9/03/2019 @ 22.52 UTC Team tasked to an operation to refloat a 40ft cruiser which grounded earlier in the day.  Additional "eyes on" were required as this was a difficult operation fraught with complications.  Gorleston ILB were in attendance and were able to assist with the guiding, mooring and securing to the lay-by pontoons for an overnight stay, as tide was too high to pass under the Vauxhall Bridge.  Welfare checks carried out for the 2 POB.  #018/19

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steve    -- Mar-12-2019 @ 6:12 PM
  11/03/2019 @ 09.43 UTC Team tasked to obtain a visual on a vessel that had reported they were struggling with the conditions on Breydon Water.  Our colleagues on the Gorleston ILB caught up with the vessel near post 61, and placed a crewman aboard who remained with the vessel until it reached the relative calm of the River Waveney, when he was recovered.  The vessel then continued unhindered by the weather towards St Olaves with Oulton Broad as its' ultimate destination.  #019/19

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steve    -- Mar-25-2019 @ 4:46 PM
  Hemsby Lifeboat was paged last night at 1755 to reports of a vessel with a fouled prop at Oulton Dyke, the lifeboat was launched at Oulton Broad & proceeded to the casualty vessel. With the vessel not being tied up at a secure mooring the decision was taken to tow it a short distance to the Waveney River Centre, however one of the people from the casualty vessel slipped whilst attempting to get back onboard, falling into the river. One of the crew from Hemsby Lifeboat entered the water and helped the lady to the back of the vessel where the crew were then able to pull her onboard, a change of clothes and some blankets were used to keep her warm.

Concerned that the casualty may be suffering cold water shock the crew requested an ambulance. A towline was then prepared & both boats made their way to the Waveney River Centre where we were met by Lowestoft & Gorleston Coastguard teams and East of England Ambulance Service. The lady who fell in was discharged at scene once the paramedics had made their checks and were happy that no ill-effects had come from her submersion.

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steve    -- Mar-25-2019 @ 4:49 PM
  24/03/2019, 15:43 UTC. Team tasked by Humber Coastguard to investigate a cruiser run aground on the River Waveney. The team carried out a welfare check until the Hemsby Lifeboat team came and towed the cruiser to safety. Also in attendance was our flank team HM Coastguard Lowestoft #025/19

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steve    -- Apr-2-2019 @ 7:13 PM
  01/04/2019 @ 23:04 Team tasked by CGOC Humber to assist the Ambulance Service in the evacuation of a casualty from a vessel moored at St. Olaves.  Casualty was extricated from boat to the ambulance for transport to hospital, where we wish the casualty a speedy recovery.
#028/19

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steve    -- Apr-8-2019 @ 6:34 PM
  7/4/19, 16:35. Team paged by Humber Coastguard to an unwell person on a vessel on the River Chet. Our colleagues from Lowestoft were also in attendance. We supported the Ambulance Service with the casualty and ensured the vessel was moored securely. #031/19

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steve    -- Apr-9-2019 @ 12:40 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged last night along with Winterton CRT to a Hire Vessel from Freedom Boats which had run aground on Rockland Broad with one person on board. The lifeboat was launched at the Norfolk Yacht Agency & proceeded to the location given, the casualty vessel was quickly located at the northern end of the broad stuck on a mud bank just 6 inches deep. After a brief discussion between the Coastguard & boat owners it was clear that the vessel should be made safe and then left for hightide when she could be more easily recovered. The person onboard was then transported back to the NYA by Hemsby Lifeboat to meet the boat owners & waiting Coastguard team.

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steve    -- Apr-9-2019 @ 7:19 PM
  8/4/19, 18:38hrs. Team paged by Humber Coastguard to a person in the River Yare ( Gt Yarmouth ),Some quick thinking bystanders deployed a life buoy. We reassured the casualty and carried out a welfare check. The person was recovered safely by our colleagues from the RNLI. The Broads Authority were also in attendance. #32/19

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Marshman    -- Apr-10-2019 @ 12:25 PM
  Ominous!! If the start of the season is anything to go by, this year the emergency services will be very busy!


Helmsman1946    -- Apr-10-2019 @ 12:38 PM
  Seems busy everywhere just about full house at Reedham last night though most scampered off with the ebb tide this morning.

Peter


Koolwabbit    -- Apr-12-2019 @ 9:19 PM
  Sadly casualty has passed away. The incident on the river Chet at the weekend.



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steve    -- Apr-14-2019 @ 9:30 AM
  11/4/19, 16:56hrs. Team paged by Humber Coastguard to reports of a vessel aground on Breydon Water. The people on board were well and happy to wait until high tide where they would be visited by Everitt Marine Services to assist with releasing the vessel. The Broads Authority were also in attendance. #34/19

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steve    -- Apr-20-2019 @ 6:24 PM
  Hemsby Broads Lifeboat was paged at 11.26 this morning to a male having a seizure, breathing but not responsive on a vessel at Barton Broad.

The lifeboat was launched at Sutton Staithe and proceed to Barton Broad where the casualty vessel was quickly located. The casualty +1 was taken via lifeboat to Cox’s Boat Yard to waiting ambulance.

Also on scene:
Community First Responders
East Of England Ambulance
Bacton Coastguard2

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steve    -- May-6-2019 @ 7:34 PM
  6/5/19, 12:11hrs. Team paged by Humber Coastguard to a person who had fallen near the Broads at Wickhampton. While the team were assembling news came through that the casualty had been safely extracted and was being treated. #36/19

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steve    -- May-7-2019 @ 3:17 PM
  Hemsby Lifeboat was paged yesterday at 5pm to reports of an elderly male suspected of suffering a stroke at a remote property on the River Thurne (Potter Heigham). The Broads Lifeboat was launched at Phoenix Boat Yard and proceeded to the casualty’s property, dropping off two crew to provide immediate casualty care, it then returned to Potter Heigham to collect paramedics & equipment before returning to the property. Once the paramedics were happy the casualty was stable enough to be moved he was placed on a stretcher and transferred to the lifeboat ready to be taken to the waiting ambulance for transfer to hospital. Hemsby lifeboat was then stood down, also in attendance was HM Coastguard Rescue Team Winterton & East of England Ambulance Service. The crew would like to wish the gentleman a speedy recovery.

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steve    -- May-12-2019 @ 4:24 PM
  Hemsby Lifeboat was paged at 9:14 last-night by Humber Coastguard to reports of a despondent male who had gone missing from a vessel near Castle Marsh. Our Broads Lifeboat launched at the Waveney River Centre and proceeded to the search area. After a short while HM Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 163 arrived on scene using specialist thermal imaging equipment to search the area. Hemsby Broads Lifeboat conducted a low level search of areas under trees & dense reed-beds where Rescue 163’s equipment was less effective. Once a comprehensive search was complete Both Hemsby Lifeboat And Rescue 163 were stood down. A big thanks to the crew who met us back at station to help clean down, great teamwork as always ??

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steve    -- May-14-2019 @ 4:06 PM
  Saturday 11th May 2019 Team tasked along with Lowestoft CRT to a missing person from a cruiser stranded in reeds near Northcove.  Working with the Norfolk Constabulary, Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service Drone Unit.  Coastguard Search teams, police dog and drone along with R163 Coastguard Helicopter.   A 28 Year old male had left the vessel and was later found to be heading home.  #039/19.

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steve    -- May-15-2019 @ 3:06 PM
  Hemsby Lifeboat was paged twice last night. The first call out was to a day-boat which was a few hours overdue from Beccles. Hemsby Broads Lifeboat was tasked to search the river Waveney up to Lowestoft, but the hire boat was found whilst on route and  we were stood down just as we reached the launch point.

Hemsby Broads Lifeboat was called out again later in the evening to assist the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) with the evacuation of an elderly male from a vessel who was suffering from chest & abdominal pains. The casualty was located approximately half a mile from Upton Dyke where he was transported by stretcher by Hemsby Broads Lifeboat to the waiting ambulance.

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steve    -- May-17-2019 @ 9:38 PM
  Tuesday 17/05/19 Tasked along with Lowestoft CRT to investigate an overdue boat from Beccles, left the Waveney River Centre for Beccles but did not arrive.  Vessel was located in Oulton Broad and was subsequently returned to the Burgh Saint Peter (WRC).  Three adults and two children on board, vessel secured at moorings there.  #041/19

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Hylander    -- May-18-2019 @ 7:17 AM
  How very strange.    Surely if they had broken down they are in a good position to summon help and WRC is only around the corner , so to speak.     Did they think they had hired it for the week?



Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


Graham47    -- May-18-2019 @ 8:35 AM
  I assume that this post is related to the last post on the previous page. Did they think they were going back to Beccles but went the wrong way,


webntweb    -- May-18-2019 @ 9:30 AM
  Did they think they were going back to Beccles but went the wrong way

I suppose that is quite possible on the Waveney between WRC and Beccles especially if they were first timers. It all looks much the same especially from  a small boat where you can't see over the banks.



Hylander    -- May-18-2019 @ 11:59 AM
  Thinking about it.   I suppose the boatyard could have said be back by 1600 hrs and not everyone is the sharpest tool in the box and took it for 6.00 in the evening.

Adults with children is not the type of day boat that goes missing.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


steve    -- May-23-2019 @ 1:54 PM
  20/05/2019 Team tasked to a report of a capsized vessel on the River Bure. At scene a boat tethered to the bank and firmly aground on the mud but semi sunk. Checks for any signs of pollution conducted, and non was found. #044/19

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steve    -- May-23-2019 @ 3:08 PM
  Picture of the mentioned boat above

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steve    -- May-27-2019 @ 9:46 AM
  21/05/2019  Team tasked to Reedham Ferry to assist the ambulance service with a female having sustained an ankle injury while alighting from a cruiser.  The team were assisted by HM Coastguard Lowestoft CRT at scene  #045/19

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steve    -- May-29-2019 @ 3:16 PM
  25/05/2019 Team were paged along with our RNLI colleagues from Gorleston, to maintain a safety cover for the local police.  The police had been called to an incident on the River Bure in Great Yarmouth earlier.  The ILB and CRT were called to cover water safety during their operations at scene. #046/19

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steve    -- Jun-1-2019 @ 8:15 AM
  27/05/2019  Following reports of a cruiser having lost power and drifting near post 48 on western Breydon Water; team dispatched to locate vessel.  With a long trek by foot to reach the area, at scene no vessel was located as it had been recovered by our colleagues from RNLI Gorleston ILB.  2 Persons on board all OK.  #048/19

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steve    -- Jun-13-2019 @ 9:29 PM
  09/06/2019  Tasked to assist the Ambulance service with the evacuation of a casualty from a cruiser, following the vessel striking the Vauxhall Bridge.  The vessel struck the bridge and one of the holidaymakers onboard sustained an injury as a result.  Our thanks to the Broads Authority Rangers from the Yacht Station for their assistance at the scene and subsequent movement of the vessel to their station.  #057/19

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steve    -- Jun-22-2019 @ 5:25 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue were paged this morning at 10:28 to reports of a male in the water one mile west of Horning. He was unable to recover to his boat and was in some distress, having spent some time in the water and taken in some water too.

Luckily he had a flotation aid to assist him in keeping afloat. Our crew arrived on scene within 28 minutes of being paged. Also on Scene Winterton Coast Guard, the Ambulance Service and Multiple Fire Service units.

The casualty was recovered to safety with a slight injury to his hand, although precautions were taken as there was a risk of secondary drowning.  

Hemsby Lifeboat pass on our thanks to all the agencies who assisted in what could have been a serious incident. Enjoy the Broads but stay safe. Remember always wear life jackets when your on or near the waters edge. Lifejacket’s save lives.

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steve    -- Jun-23-2019 @ 7:57 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged last night at 22:30 ending what had been a very busy day for the Crew with the earlier incident and fundraising event in the evening.

This was no usual incident but one that was totally avoidable. Six or so intoxicated adults on a Cruiser thought it was a good idea to ignore the regulations that protect people on the Broads and perform high-speed manoeuvres between Reedham and Brundall, where they eventually Moored their craft.

Hemsby Broads Rescue was tasked to launch at Reedham Ferry and proceed to Brundall to assist any casualty craft innocently affected by the inconsiderate and dangerous behaviour of these overzealous partygoers!

Our thanks to Gorleston and Winterton Coast Guard Teams who joined us on this task, also all the residents and boat owners who assisted us during the task with valuable information, allowing us to identify the rogue craft.

The crew involved in the incident were finally stood down by the Coastguard once it was clear all boats were safely moored and the party was over. Leaving a tired crew to return to base, wash-down refuel and complete the paperwork before finally getting home at around 0245, for 4 or 5 hours well-earned sleep before training in the morning.

Loss of life or injury on the Broads is something to be avoided and our voluntary service has only one mission to rescue and preserve life. As a crew, we often wonder when people will realise the clear and present danger of excessive drinking and operating a boat in the confined conditions of the Norfolk Broads.

Sadly these midnight revellers had no consideration for the other decent individuals moored up on the Broads last night. Please don't drink and operate craft at any time, anywhere and particularly not at night. Stay safe and enjoy our beautiful broads.

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Dilligaf    -- Jun-24-2019 @ 6:38 AM
  Did the boat involved get identified? I was moored at reedham and there was a few folk (including kids) thrown out of bed and mooring ropes broken on one of sandersons boats as it went through, I heard that the wash went over the floating pontoon at hardly mill and knocked a load of candles over on a boat there (not sure why you'd have candles on a boat, sounds mad to me).
The rangers seemed to be out if force sunday looking around the brundall marinas.

Dave.
Formerly 'LeoMagill'


steve    -- Jun-28-2019 @ 4:23 PM
  26/06/2019 Team responded to a report of a horse stuck in the mud by the River Bure.  At scene the NF&R were already engaged in coaxing a Shetland Pony Foal to come off the mud flat.  The foal had somehow found a gap in the fence from the opposite side of the river and ended up on the mud flat.  The firefighters from Great Yarmouth and the USAR at Dereham managed to catch the foal and ferried it back over the river where it was reunited with its mother.  #063/19

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BuffaloBill    -- Jun-29-2019 @ 8:03 AM
  (not sure why you'd have candles on a boat, sounds mad to me).
They could have been Citronella candles to keep the flies and
mozzies away at this time of the year. If we use them, they
are always placed on a large plate or similar in case of getting
knocked over.

The older I get...
The better I was....!!


steve    -- Jul-6-2019 @ 7:45 PM
  03/07/2019 Cruiser aground on Breydon Water by post 26.  Our colleagues from Gorleston RNLI also dispatched by Humber CGOC to assist in its recovery.  At scene the vessel had floated free, but with fading light and lack of navigation lights, was escorted to Goodchild Marine at Burgh Castle where the team assisted with the mooring up.  #067/19

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steve    -- Jul-8-2019 @ 4:13 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged at 1430 today just after the Martham Carnival Parade, to assist an Ice Cream vendor on the Broads, who was experiencing engine difficulties and had lost all power while delivering assorted Ice Cream treats to the pleasure craft on the Broads. With no power, the casualty boat was in danger of drifting into the path of other craft on a busy stretch of waterway.

Splitting our crew we managed to continue to entertain the visitors to the Martham Carnival with our popular bottle tombola and still respond quickly to the call form Humber Coastguard to assist the stricken vendor. Our crew quickly located the casualty vessel and took her under tow to a safe mooring to await further mechanical assistance.

Once safely moored the crew were rewarded with a complimentary mint chocolate cornet with flake, which in the hot conditions was gratefully received. The crew did consider those left to man the tombola but it was decided impractical, given the weather conditions, to try and transport any of the minty treats to the crew left in Martham and so they were consumed on scene!

All the crew at Hemsby Lifeboat would like to convey their thanks to the Ice Cream Boat for their kind cash donation and minty treats and also the locals and visitors to Martham Carnival, who supported our Tombola and also made donations during the parade. Also thanks to Humber Coastguard who’s coordination, command and control was faultless as always.

As an independent service, we are always so grateful to all those who support our efforts with donations, without you it would be almost impossible for us to provide our vital rescue services at sea and on the boards.

So thank you again, stay safe on the water and always wear a lifejacket when on or at the water's edge.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Jul-9-2019 @ 4:40 PM
  05/07/2019 Team tasked to report of a small speedboat that had broken down and was drifting towards Haven Bridge.  An interim message reported vessel alongside at South Quay.  The casualty vessel needed assistance to get back through the bridge in order to be towed to Burgh Castle, and this was rendered by our colleagues of the Gorleston RNLI ILB.  #068/19.

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steve    -- Jul-12-2019 @ 6:58 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue were paged today at 09:50 to assist the Ambulance Service to evacuate an injured 70 year old male who had fallen on his leisure craft injuring his knee. Although not life threatening, he was in significant discomfort and unable to move.

The location of the craft on the Broads was such that the Ambulance Service via the Coastguard requested assistance with the safe evacuation of the casualty to the waiting Ambulance.

Hemsby Rescue deployed to the Broads from the Lifeboat Station while another crew member who was mobile arrived ahead of the main party.

Quickly assessing the situation it was decided that the leisure craft was better moved with the casualty to a mooring closer to the waiting Ambulance to save time and further discomfort to the injured gentleman.

After the vessel was safely moored the entire crew under the supervision of the Ambulance Service, Winterton and Gorleston Coastguards recovered the casualty to the Ambulance by stretcher for treatment to a suspected soft tissue injury.

This was a smooth multi agency operation conducted professionally across all agencies. Thanks also to the other leisure boat users, who adjusted their moorings to make room for the casualty craft and also offered the emergency services a rousing round of applause on completion of the task. Thank you one and all for your assistance and support.

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Jul-14-2019 @ 3:31 PM
  Hemsby Lifeboat was paged at 8:07pm last-night by Humber Coastguard to reports of a day-boat with 6 persons onboard (4 x children) experiencing engine issues. Our Broads Lifeboat was launched at Ludham Bridge and in the fading light the casualty vessel was quickly located. A tow-line was attached and the vessel was transported back to Ludham where Winterton Coastguard assisted in mooring up along-side. The Broads Lifeboat was then stood down.

Once again we would like to remind those enjoying the Norfolk Broads that the majority of those who drown in the UK never intended on entering the water, please keep safe and always wear a life jacket when on deck and mooring up.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Jul-14-2019 @ 4:36 PM
  08/07/2019 Team tasked to Somerleyton Free Moorings to assist the Ambulance Service with a casualty extraction from a cruiser moored there.  Initial reports suggested that a 59 YO female had fallen into the river.  On arrival at scene we met up with a paramedic and gave assistance.  Person had not been in the water after all, but did require hospital treatment for a medical condition.  #071/19

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steve    -- Jul-19-2019 @ 7:21 PM
  14/07/2019  Team tasked to conduct a search following report of a person missing in a dinghy for 2 hours on the River Bure.  Fortunately before the search was commenced; the would be casualty's whereabouts was established and the team stood down  .  #074/19

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steve    -- Jul-22-2019 @ 3:29 PM
  Hemsby Lifeboat were paged at 21:50 last-night to reports of red distress flares being fired in the vicinity of Oulton Dyke. Our broads lifeboat was launched at the Water Sports Centre and proceeded to conduct a search to the Waveney River Centre where we met up with the Gorleston Coastguard Rescue Team. The crew were then requested to conduct a search to Castle Marsh, but again nothing was found. Shortly after it was deemed the area had been searched thoroughly so without any further flares to guide us, Hemsby Lifeboat and Gorleston CRT were stood down by Humber Coastguard. On returning to the lifeboat station, the crew were greeted by 5 of our newer crew who had stayed back until the early hours to help clean down, great team work, much appreciated!

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Jul-31-2019 @ 4:09 AM
  Hemsby Lifeboat were paged today at 5:15pm to a small open Broads cruiser that had suffered engine failure and subsequently drifted a fair distance into a shallow broad near Hickling. Our Lifeboat was launched at Cess Road, Martham and proceeded to the casualty vessel. Because of the shallow depth & reed beds the crew experienced difficulty in attaching a tow line but after a few attempts they were able to tow the vessel free. Once we could make their boat safe, the casualties (including a child) were taken onboard the lifeboat and delivered back to Cess Road, where they were met by Winterton Coast Guards who ensured the passengers were returned safely to their holiday cottage. We then returned back to the vessel and towed it to to the casualties holiday cottage. The crew were then stood down by HMCG. This was a technical rescue which tested the crew but it was a great outcome in the end. Many thanks to those who stayed back at our station to help with the wash-down and to Winterton Coast Guards for their support during the rescue. ??

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Jul-31-2019 @ 3:43 PM
  24/07/2019  Tasked to search for an overdue boat with 4 POB, thought to be between Oulton Dyke and the Waveney River Centre at Burgh Saint Peter.  Our Flank team of HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Hemsby Broads Rescue were also involved.  Boat was located and escorted back to the WRC by the Hemsby BR boat.  All persons were safe and well. #081/19

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steve    -- Aug-3-2019 @ 6:14 PM
  25/07/2019  Team dispatched to the Marina Keys, to take charge of the nine persons and their dog landed by our colleagues from RNLI Gorleston.  A cruiser had grounded near Ashtree Farm on the R. Bure, and the persons were evacuated by the Inshore Lifeboat to a place of safety.  The vessel was refloated in the early hours by Everett Towing Services.  Persons were taken care of and welfare checks carried out by the team until the boatyards' minibus collected them.  #082/19

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steve    -- Aug-15-2019 @ 4:10 AM
  08/08/2019  Team tasked to work in conjunction with our colleagues from the RNLI at Gorleston to locate vessel aground on the River Bure with 2 POB.  Once located the Gorleston ILB then towed the stricken vessel to the GY Yacht Station, where it was met by paramedics to check over the occupants, one had reportedly been in the water.  With a clean bill of health and vessel safely secured the team , ILB and ambulance service were all stood down.  #089/19

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steve    -- Aug-16-2019 @ 8:55 PM
  11/08/2019 Team tasked to a vessel aground by post 13 on Breydon Water.  Persons taken off by Gorleston ILB and landed near the White Swan.  Welfare checks carried out and the vessel was later refloated.  #091/19

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steve    -- Aug-21-2019 @ 4:35 PM
  14/08/2019 Team tasked to work alongside HM Coastguard Lowestoft  CRT in a search.  A member of the public reported an object he believed to be a body in the water, to the Harbour Master's Office ( Oulton broad ).  A search for a body was later called off when it became known that there were no reported persons missing.  A false alarm with good intent??  #095/19

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steve    -- Aug-31-2019 @ 6:53 AM
  19/08/2019 Cruiser broken down on Breydon with 2 persons onboard.  Towed to Berney Arms by our colleagues of the Gorleston ILB.  Welfare checks completed, all well.  
#103/19

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steve    -- Sep-9-2019 @ 3:31 PM
  https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/breydon-water-broads-cruiser-lifeboat-rescue-1-6257801

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steve    -- Sep-16-2019 @ 5:16 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged late afternoon on the 15th to reports of a vulnerable female who had left home and was last seen heading toward the river near Staithe Way Road Wroxham. This was of concern to the local authorities due to previous incidents.

Broads rescue launched close by to conduct a covert search of the area. We were all very happy to hear that the vulnerable female was discovered during the land-based search, hiding in a bush near the river and taken into the care of the Ambulance Service. Hemsby Broads Rescue returned to our launch-point and returned to base.

Thanks to Winterton Coastguard Team who were also on scene helping to coordinate another successful conclusion and assist with the search.

steve and vicky
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JeremyFisher    -- Sep-16-2019 @ 6:11 PM
  Yesterday the coastguard helicopter was hovering over Womack Water for a while, other personnel were in attendance as well.    Some one was winched into the helicopter.  We were told that some one had fallen in but have no other information.

Simon

A bad day on the water is better than a good day in the office.


BOATERS    -- Sep-17-2019 @ 7:47 AM
  We were moored overnight on these mornings and moved to the Green  but were then made  aware there was an incident .We wish the person involved a speedy recovery .

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,


steve    -- Sep-17-2019 @ 6:09 PM
  More will appear about this incident at womack when HM Gorleston post up , unfortunately for some reason they have been posting up incidents now for a few months 2 / 3 weeks after an incident,  where as hemsby inshore lifeboat posts up the next day after an incident,

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Sep-18-2019 @ 4:48 PM
  30/08/2019  Gorleston tasked alongside Lowestoft CRT to assist the Ambulance Service with the extraction of an injured boater from a cruiser moored at Loddon Marina.
#111/19

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steve    -- Sep-19-2019 @ 4:11 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged at 2315 on the 18th to assist in the evacuation of a husband and wife from a pleasure cruiser south of Thurne. The husband was suffering from a suspected infection that required hospital treatment.

The location of the craft was such that it was not possible to evacuate without the assistance of the rescue boat. Ably assisted and coordinated by Winterton Coastguard both persons were safely transferred to Hemsby Broads Rescue and transported by river to the Thurne slipway, where they were transported by taxi to hospital for treatment.

Once the couple had departed in the taxi Hemsby was stood down and returned to base ready for service again. Thanks to the crew and the Coastguard on scene for the professional and smooth operation and to the crew at the Lifeboat Station who assisted with the clean down and preparation for continued readiness.

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Sep-25-2019 @ 4:12 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue were paged on the evening of the 24th September at 21:20 to assist in the evacuation of an elderly lady from a cruiser at Acle Bridge.

The casualty had sustained a suspected hip injury on the cruiser and Hemsby was tasked to offer assistance to the East of England Ambulance Service and Winterton Coast Guard team.

After initial assessment and care from the medics on scene the casualty was secured to a stretcher by the Coastguard team and Hemsby lent a hand to move the casualty to the ambulance.

The Hemsby crew returned to station at 22:20 and with help from the crew manning the station, during the incident, equipment was prepared for service once again.

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Sep-29-2019 @ 2:06 PM
  6th September 2019 Team tasked to a grounded cruiser by post 13 near the Breydon Bridge.  Four persons on board evacuated to Great Yarmouth Yacht Station by Gorleston ILB.
#114/19

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pargeandmarge    -- Sep-29-2019 @ 2:15 PM
  Hi Steve
Hope you meant 26 sept as life is confusing enough at the moment.
Regards
Marge and Parge


steve    -- Sep-29-2019 @ 3:28 PM
  Nope it was the 6th of September as posted by the coast guard, as said a few posts back , for some unknown reason, HM gorleston coastguard are posting up incidents weeks after there happened, unlike hemsby inshore lifeboat who post up incidents within 24hrs of it happening,

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steve    -- Oct-1-2019 @ 4:12 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was called out this evening within minutes of a welcome visit from a team from Humber Coastguard HQ. They had spent the day visiting many of the Norfolk Based RNLI and Independent stations. It was a welcome visit to the Hemsby Lifeboat Station giving Humber a much better understanding of our assets and training procedures.

Within minutes of the Humber team departing to our good friends at Caister Lifeboat, we were paged by the duty watch at Humber. We were tasked to assist in the evacuation of a female casualty who had stumbled while alighting a leisure cruiser, located on the island moorings at Malthouse Broad. The lady had sustained a painful injury to her knee that prevented her from moving from the ground outside the cruiser hired by her and her husband.

Also on scene were Winterton and Gorleston coastguard teams. Winterton designed an extraction plan with Humber and briefed our crew. The husband and wife were safely evacuated by the crew, with assistance from Winterton to the rescue boat. We then departed from the island to the main moorings. Abley assisted by the remainder of Winterton and Gorleston coastguard teams the casualty was stretchered to shelter in The Maltsters to wait for the Ambulance.

Our thanks go out to the Staff of The Maltsters who helped to make the area comfortable for the casualty and also supplied complimentary refreshments for Crew and Coastguard teams, tea, coffee and coca-cola.  On arrival of the Ambulance, the paramedics were briefed by the Coastguard teams and Hemsby were released to return to base, where we were greeted by the rest of our crew to assist with clean-down ready for the next call.

Thanks again to Winterton, Gorleston Coastguard and the Ambulance service for a smooth, professional and well-executed operation.

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Oct-2-2019 @ 3:07 PM
  10/09/2019 Team tasked to a sighting of a person thought to be in the water by the Breydon Bridge.  A passing motorist reported seeing a person step over the barrier by the side of the bridge.  The team working with police officers quickly established that a person had used the steps and path that lead to ASDA.  No persons were in the water and so was deemed to be a false alarm with good intent.  In addition to ourselves, our colleagues from Gorleston ILB were on scene and back up from our flank team of Winterton CRT were called to readiness.  #115/19

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steve    -- Oct-14-2019 @ 4:07 PM
  30/09/2019  Called to investigate and assist with a vessel that had become hooked up on a quay heading by a falling tide.  A cruiser with 4 persons on board, also attended by our colleagues from Gorleston ILB.  #118/19

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steve    -- Oct-16-2019 @ 4:11 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this evening by Humber Coastguard to assist in the evacuation of a male who had sustained severe burns to his hand while onboard a cruiser North of Ludham Bridge. Winterton Coastguard Team were also on scene to coordinate the operation.

Once on scene the casualty was assessed and treated by members of the crew and the decision was taken to leave the casualty and the other occupant onboard their craft and take it under tow to a safe mooring at Ludham Bridge.

Winterton CGT assisted with the mooring and ensured the casualty and another occupant were safely transferred to a private vehicle for onward transit to the local hospital for treatment. Hemsby Broads Rescue was then stood down and returned to base to washdown and prepare for service again.

Our thanks to the crew both on the job and those that manned the station for our return and of course to the Winterton Coast Guard Team for their coordination and assistance with the task.

Great care is needed when operating liquid fuel heaters on board boats to avoid the risk of fire and potentially serious injury. Stay safe on the Norfolk Broads.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Oct-16-2019 @ 2:25 PM
  30/09/2019 Salhouse Broad.  Tasked alongside Winterton CRT and Hemsby Broads Rescue in the extraction of a female from the Island Moorings on the Broad.  Special thanks are due to the people of the "Malsters" Public House for their kind assistance in helping to keep the casualty warm and comfortable until the ambulance arrived.  #119/19

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Karen&Mike    -- Oct-16-2019 @ 2:28 PM
  They surely mean Malthouse Broad?!

Good job they didn't get it wrong on the night...

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


Jean&Brian    -- Oct-16-2019 @ 6:11 PM
  Probably correct as a small section of the moorings those between the 2 entrances are commonly know as the island moorings.

             Brian


Steve51    -- Oct-16-2019 @ 6:31 PM
 
quote:"......
Probably correct as a small section of the moorings those between the 2 entrances are commonly know as the island moorings
......."


Bloomin' long way from the Maltster's pub though.  Wink

Steve. CM1 and NR12


Karen&Mike    -- Oct-16-2019 @ 10:22 PM
  Yes Steve - that was my point.

Salhouse to Ranworth with a casualty. Why would they ?

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


Karen&Mike    -- Oct-16-2019 @ 11:19 PM
  Oh and I perhaps should have mentioned in my first post that I assumed the report was in relation to the incident further back up this thread, added the day after the actual incident , and occurring on the island moorings at Ranworth. Unless of course two very similar but entirely separate incidents occurred , in which case I will stand corrected.

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


Hylander    -- Oct-17-2019 @ 7:43 AM
  Bloomin' long way from the Maltster's pub though.  Wink
                    


I agree,  you would have to be pretty desperate for a drink to walk that far.   I suspect if was a typo.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


steve    -- Oct-18-2019 @ 3:41 PM
  01/10/19  Team tasked to Burgh Castle, where it was reported that two persons had entered the water.  At the scene, the persons were found to have been recovered to the Fishermans Arms, where they were being treated by paramedics.  After welfare checks with paramedics and on the person's dog aboard the vessel, the team established that they would be taken care of overnight and were subsequently stood down.  We wish to thank the management of the Fishermans Arms for their kind assistance. #120/19

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steve    -- Oct-22-2019 @ 2:03 PM
  06/10/2019 Team tasked to a grounded vessel on the ASDA corner of Breydon Water, 4 persons onboard taken to the yacht station by our colleagues of the Gorleston ILB.  #122/19

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steve    -- Oct-25-2019 @ 9:03 PM
  08/10/2019 Team tasked to investigate a report of a possible vessel aground or sinking on the Breydon Water close to post 10.  It transpired that a cruiser had illegally moored up to the post, and was subsequently dealt with by the Broads Authority Rangers.  #123/19

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steve    -- Nov-4-2019 @ 4:24 PM
  16/10/2019 Tasked to a report of a vessel on Breydon Water said to be not making way and possibly in difficulty.  Searched for any vessel that may have fitted that description but none was found.  False alarm with good intent.  #126/19

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steve    -- Nov-23-2019 @ 8:36 PM
  30/10/2019  Team alerted to a vessel aground by post 14.  Our colleagues from Gorleston ILB towed vessel clear and escorted it to the pontoon at ASDA corner of Breydon Water where the Bure meets.  Two persons on board reported to be without any welfare issues.  #135/19

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steve    -- Nov-24-2019 @ 9:18 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue were paged this evening at 21:23 after a request for assistance from the Fire Service in Norwich.

A male had apparently been pushed into the river at around 20:30 and the Fire Service required assistance with the search. Winterton Coastguard were also requested to assist with communications.

On arrival in Norwich the Fire Service confirmed that the male was in fact safe and well at home and so Hemsby Broads Rescue were stood down and returned to station.

Our thanks to all involved in the incident and also to our crew who made it to the station to assist with incident and wash-down.

At this time of year extra care is required on our Broads and Rivers. As calm as it may look the water temperature can soon place you in real danger very quickly. This risk is significantly increased if you don’t have the appropriate safety equipment.  Stay safe and think twice before getting too close to the water.

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Dec-2-2019 @ 4:07 PM
  9/11/2019 Tasked to a report of a 30/40ft yacht seen near ASDA corner of Breydon, said to be broken down.  We RV'd with our colleagues of Gorleston Lifeboat and Rangers from the Broads Authority at the Yacht Station, where the vessel had been taken.  Persons on board were found to be well and that the vessel was experiencing engine problems. #138/19

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steve    -- Dec-20-2019 @ 3:22 PM
  25/11/19 MEDEVAC, Team tasked to RV with Ambulance at Brundall Bay Marina in Brundall.  A vessel moored there required medical assistance for a 6-month-old child.  EEAST ambulance service assisted.#143/19

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steve    -- Dec-21-2019 @ 7:41 PM
  25/11/2019 Team tasked to the Brundall Marina to assist the Ambulance Service with the extraction/evacuation of a person from a vessel moored there.  #143/19

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steve    -- Dec-21-2019 @ 7:42 PM
  01/12/2019 Tasked to assist HM Coastguard in a tasking to locate a vessel drifting in the River Waveney near Beccles with 2 persons aboard.  #144/19

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steve    -- Dec-31-2019 @ 11:15 PM
  Call out 31/12/19

Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged at 20:00hrs by Humber Coastguard to reports of a Female in the water at Wroxham.  Also in attendance were Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, Norfolk Police and East of England Ambulance Service, Winterton and Bacton Coastguard teams. On arrival the female was recovered by a throw line by Norfolk fire service.

The Police are currently investigating the incident. Mental health is an ongoing issue particularly at this time of year and often all that is needed is for those close to us to take time to talk and reassure. Stay safe and on behalf of the Crew of Hemsby Rescue we wish you all a prosperous and safe new year.

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steve    -- Jan-3-2020 @ 10:00 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue were paged today to assist with the evacuation of an elderly gentleman living alongside the river at Potter Heigham, he was suffering from breathing difficulties and had also had a fall.

Also on scene were Winterton Coastguard, Broads Beat and the East of England Ambulance Service. Because of the remote location and ground conditions it was only possible to evacuate using the Hemsby Broads Boat.

The casualty was made as comfortable as possible and transported to the care of the medics. Ground conditions were difficult and we are all very grateful to Ben Goose and his father for their assistance in recovering our truck which had become bogged down in the poor conditions during the operations.

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Jan-15-2020 @ 6:31 PM
  11th January 2020, Brundall Marina.  Tasked to assist the Ambulance Service with a casualty from a moored vessel.  Also tasked was our flank team of Winterton CRT,  #003/20

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steve    -- Jan-27-2020 @ 3:06 PM
  18th January 2020, Team tasked along with HM Coastguard LOWESTOFT to a report of an upturned canoe on the River Bure, near the yacht station.  Gorleston ILB was also tasked to the scene, fearing that a canoeist may be missing, we were all relieved to find nothing less innocuous than a floating inverted builders barrier.  The ILB recovered the item and a search of the river and nearby was conducted without sighting anyone in distress.  #006/20

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steve    -- Feb-1-2020 @ 7:10 PM
  31st January 2020. Team tasked by Humber Coastguard along with our flank team from Winterton to 'Asda' at Breydon bridge.
Unfortunately, and with much sadness it was to take our 'missing person'  back to their family.
Our thoughts and prays from Gorleston CRT and Winterton CRT are with the family and friends at this time.

These are always the hardest and most difficult call outs it affects us all but we pride ourselves with giving the dignity and respect all our casualties deserve.

Special thank you to the ASDA cafe for our teams welfare.

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Mar-2-2020 @ 6:05 PM
  20th February 2020.  Team tasked to investigate a report of a vessel sunk at moorings in Reedham.  The team was able to make contact with the owner, who advised that the boat had suddenly sunk at its moorings the previous day.  With nobody on the boat and no one at risk, the team was stood down and returned to station.  #015/20

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steve    -- Mar-8-2020 @ 3:52 PM
  https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/hemsby-broads-rescue-woman-from-wroxham-staithe-1-6551088?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

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steve    -- Mar-17-2020 @ 4:50 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue were paged at 0305 this morning by Humber Coastguard to assist the Ambulance Service to locate and evacuate a middle aged male who had suffered with a head injury after a fall onboard the leisure cruiser he had hired with his wife.

Broads Rescue launched at Sutton Staithe and navigated to the casualty craft and boarded her to assess the situation. First aid was administered and the casualty stabilised. It was decided to avoid the risk of further injury to relocate the cruiser to a mooring close to the waiting Ambulance. Members of the crew took control of the cruiser and she was safely navigated to a mooring at Wayford Boatyard.

Once the vessel was secure the Paramedics, Bacton Coastguard and Hemsby Broads Rescue evacuated the casualty to the waiting ambulance. Thanks to Bacton for their assistance on scene and coordination and to our crew, those who attended the rescue and those who helped with the clean-down back at the boathouse.

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VetChugger    -- Mar-17-2020 @ 11:32 PM
  I think you are due a big vote of thanks Steve for your regular posts of this information. Much appreciated and thank you.

Trevor


steve    -- Apr-12-2020 @ 9:16 AM
  Person rescued from river at wroxham
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/person-rescued-from-river-at-wroxham-1-6604113

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steve    -- May-4-2020 @ 8:22 AM
  Early morning tasking from Humber for ourselves, Lowestoft CRT, Gorleston ILB,  Norfolk police, and EEAS and Coastguard helicopter 192.
All assets were sent to respond to a possible person in the water at Great Yarmouth.( Breydon water )
After a search by all units of the area, news came through from the Police that they comfirmed the person was found safe at home address.
All units were then stood down.
#038/20
#srayhome #staysafe

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steve    -- May-13-2020 @ 3:41 PM
  Man rescued from oulton broad ,hours after lockdown easing !
https://www.becclesandbungayjournal.co.uk/news/oulton-broad-water-rescue-coronavirus-lockdown-eased-1-6651301

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steve    -- May-27-2020 @ 8:04 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue were paged mid afternoon today by Humber Coastguard as an automatic distress beacon on board a vessel in Stalham had been received. Unfortunately the owner could not be contacted and so our assistance was requested along with Winterton Coast Guard team to investigate.

This was our first incident since the Covid-19 lockdown and so we used our new social distancing procedure. Equipped with masks and gloves the crew proceeded by road toward the suspected location of the vessel.

On route we were pleased to receive the message that the activation was in error and no persons were in harms way. We therefore returned to the Lifeboat Station.

Our thanks to those who attended the incident and to the crew who remained at the station to help with rehousing.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Jun-18-2020 @ 9:59 AM
  Hemsby Lifeboat Crew were paged in the early hours of the morning (18th June), by Humber Coastguard to assist the East of England Ambulance Service in Norwich. A gentleman in his sixties was in a vulnerable position and the Ambulance Service had requested support in the evacuation of the casualty to the waiting ambulance.

Also on scene were units from the Fire Service, Ambulance and Winterton Coastguard Team. The casualty was successfully placed in the care of the Medical team on scene, with the help of a local concerned neighbour.

Our thanks to Winterton Coastguard for their faultless coordination of the incident as usual the operation, including a challenging launch and recovery was professionally executed.

Our thanks to the Crew who worked like clockwork as usual and still managed to maintain social distancing where possible while wearing extra PPE to ensure the risk of infection was kept to a minimum. Thanks also to the Crew who maintained a presence at the station during the incident and helped with the clean down, getting the equipment ready for the next incident.

Mental health is still a major issue for many and particularly during the continued Covid-19 pandemic and its economical knock-on effects. Please be aware of those around you, the simple act of talking can have a significantly positive impact on those who are vulnerable in our wider community.

Stay safe and look after each other. Please remember we are still very keen to talk to anyone who would like to volunteer to do regular shifts in our shop or fundraise to help us maintain this important community service during these difficult times. For more information please do message us, we will be pleased to hear from you.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


RumPunch    -- Jun-19-2020 @ 10:26 AM
  RIP

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/man-s-body-pulled-from-river-wensum-norwich-1-6708062



This message was edited by RumPunch on Jun-19-20 @ 11:28 AM


steve    -- Jun-19-2020 @ 2:07 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue were paged by Humber in the early hours of the morning 19th June, requested by the Fire Service to assist in the search for a male who had fallen overboard a vessel moored near the Foundry Bridge on the River Wensum in Norwich. Also, on scene were East of Anglia Ambulance Service, the Police, Winterton and Gorleston Coastguard teams and a specialist NHS support and heart team.

After the casualty had accidentally fallen overboard, members of the public jumped in to offer immediate assistance but unfortunately were unable to locate their friend and raised the alarm.

Hemsby Broads Rescue was tasked to assist the Fire Service in the search for the casualty. Drones and a variety of specialist equipment were also used in the search. This protracted search also required a crew change to ensure fatigue did not hamper the search results.

Unfortunately, at 0545, using underwater camera equipment, the casualty was found by the Fire Service but had sadly passed away.  Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with the family and friends of the casualty at this sad outcome.

The crew finally returned to station at 0800 to clean down and once again prepare for service. Our thanks go to all the emergency services who worked together tirelessly as a collaborative team. It is a real shame that we were not able to gain the outcome we all hoped for.

This sad incident highlights the continued need for care on the water even when moored and the need no matter how good a swimmer you may be, to always were a lifejacket when near or on our waterways in Norfolk. Please do not take unnecessary risks and stay safe.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Jul-9-2020 @ 4:11 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged tonight (8th July 2020) by Humber Coastguard to assist a couple who had an engine failure on their pleasure boat between Cantley and Brundall.

As the exact location of the casualty vessel was unclear we launched at Cantley, their last known location and headed in their direction of travel toward Brundall.

We located the casualty vessel and confirmed the two persons on board where in good health. A member of our Crew, wearing appropriate PPE, boarded their boat to steer as we secured the vessel and towed it back to safe moorings in Brundall.

Our thanks to Gorleston Coastguard team for their assistance on scene. Once we were happy that the vessel and the couple on board were moored and safely on land, we returned to our launch point and recovered back to the Station. Our thanks also to the crew who remained in the station to asssit with the washdown and preparation of our equipment, ready for service again.  

All the crew involved wore masks and gloves and as far as is possible maintained appropriate distance during the incident.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Jul-12-2020 @ 8:09 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber Coastguard on the 11th of July at 21:38 to assist in the evacuation of an elderly gentleman who had suffered from a suspected stroke on board a pleasure craft at Ranworth Island.

On arrival on scene two crew transported the paramedics from the Ambulance Service to the casualty to administer immediate support. The crew then returned to the launch site to pick up two extra crew as it was deemed safest for the casualty to pilot their vessel and relocate it close to the waiting Ambulance.

The crew then worked with Winterton Coastguard, also on scene, and the medics to evacuate the casualty from the vessel into the ambulance for further treatment, and onward to Hospital.

The Hemsby Crew then returned to base to washdown and prepare equipment for the next call for assistance. Our thanks to Winterton Coastguard and our crew for another well-executed operation.

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Jul-25-2020 @ 8:36 AM
  24/06/2020 Team tasked to assist Ambulance Service crew at Langley Dyke with the extraction of a casualty from a vessel moored at the dyke.  Person was extracted safely and passed to the ambulance for conveyance to the N & NUH in Norwich. #086/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Jul-26-2020 @ 8:11 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber Coastguard this evening after the Fire Service in Norwich requested assistance in Norwich for two persons in the water at Coslany Street. Whilst on route to the incident we were given confirmation by the Coastguard that the two persons were out of the water, safe and well.

As we started the journey back to the Station the Coastguard informed us of another incident at Reedham Ferry, a pleasure craft had lost power and was in need of assistance. We were also informed that a member of the boatyard was on scene offering assistance. As a precaution, the Crew proceeded toward Reedham Ferry while Humber Coastguard gathered an update on the developing incident.

Before we arrived, we were given confirmation that in fact the vessel had been recovered and our further assistance was no longer required. We were stood down and returned to base, ready for the next call requiring our assistance.

Thanks to all the crew for their work and to those who stayed at the station to help with the clean down.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Jul-26-2020 @ 8:21 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this afternoon to give assistance to the Ambulance Service evacuating an elderly female casualty from a moored pleasure craft near the Lord Nelson Public House in Reedham.

In this particular case, there was no requirement to launch the rescue boat. Members of the crew boarded the craft and assisted the Ambulance team in the evacuation of the casualty to the ambulance. We were ably assisted by Gorleston and Winterton Coastguard teams. Once onboard she was transported to Hospital in Great Yarmouth.

The husband remained on the craft and members of the crew will return to the scene in the morning to assist the gentleman to navigate his craft into Great Yarmouth so that he can be closer to his wife, while she receives treatment.

Our thanks to the crew who also remained at the station and assisted with the clean down after the operation was completed.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Helmsman1946    -- Jul-27-2020 @ 4:10 PM
  Craft & its hirers set off  this morning to resume their holiday.


steve    -- Jul-28-2020 @ 4:11 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged late this evening by Humber Coastguard to locate and assist a leisure craft from Richardson's, with three persons on board, who needed assistance to find a safe mooring and were unsure of their exact location.

The vessel was located east of St Bennetts Abbey. With assistance from Winterton Coastguard team and an engineer from Richardson's, the vessel under escort from Hemsby was relocated to a safe mooring at South Walsham.

Once the vessel was secure Hemsby Broads Rescue returned to base and prepared the equipment ready for our next tasking. Thanks to all the crew who assisted with this task.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Karen&Mike    -- Jul-28-2020 @ 2:30 PM
  Sorry but it has to be said - idiots! In my opinion.Would you go off in a hire car in an area not known to you , without a map or a clue?! In instances of pure stupidity and ignorance I honestly believe there should be a fee charged to those who need the emergency services in this way.  Mad  

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


steve    -- Jul-28-2020 @ 3:21 PM
  Karen , they should have a map on board , it's in the blue skippers manual that's normally shoved in a draw on board that doesn't get shown to them on hand over ,

steve and vicky
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Karen&Mike    -- Jul-28-2020 @ 5:26 PM
  I thought that might be the case Steve, so did they just helm the boat blindly till nearly dark? I noticed reference to a Richos engineer but the call out was not relative to any  breakdown.

I expect there will be criticism of my comments but I am simply saying that IF people end up needing the emergency services when they are simply lost, then I feel a charge should be levied. Today Mike and a mooring neighbour  have helped a crew out of the water after an accidental "dunking" - incidents and accidents are always going to happen but I can't put them in the same box as being lost at dusk - yes they needed help before something worse happened but they should have to pay a fee when the volunteer crews of emergency services have to go and sort out their stupidity. Ignorance is no defence!

Sorry for hijacking the thread and if necessary I will start a new topic.

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


steve    -- Aug-1-2020 @ 8:11 AM
  06/07/2020 Team tasked to locate and identify a vessel said to be broken down and moored to a channel marker close to the Breydon Bridge,  Having suffered engine failure the vessel moored to the marker to stop the drift.  With 4 persons on board the vessel was towed to the GY Yacht Station for safety and repair.  Team conducted welfare checks on all persons aboard.  #091/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Aug-5-2020 @ 4:02 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged on the 4th August at 1100 to assist a female casualty who had accidentally fallen from her boat while moored, between Thurne and St Benet's Abbey. The casualty fell awkwardly into the water and injured her ribs.  

Hemsby Broads Rescue was quickly on scene and was able to ensure the casualty was comfortable and out of danger before relocating the boat, with four other persons onboard to a new mooring at St Benet's where the Ambulance Service and Winterton Coastguard were waiting.

As a precaution, the casualty was transported to the hospital for an x-ray, but it is thought that her ribs were just badly bruised.

We want people to enjoy all the waterways in Norfolk, but never underestimate the risk. Please we urge you, when on boats or near the water please do wear a lifejacket, it does mean the difference between life and death.

As always our thanks to Winterton Coastguard and the crew who helped washdown and prepare the station for the next call, and our best wishes to the casualty and her family, we hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-8-2020 @ 3:56 PM
  21/07/2020 Tasked alongside a Fire Crew from Great Yarmouth Sire Station to Ashtree Farm, to a suspected engine fire aboard a cruiser.  At the scene the Firefighters proclaimed it to be a case of overheating.  Having cooled down and established that there was no actual fire or further risk of fire, the occupants 2 POB were given welfare checks by the team.  The persons then elected to make an attempt to proceed to Acle with the one good engine.  #095/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Aug-10-2020 @ 5:47 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged today at 1600 to reports that a vessel had sunk on Little Broad Hoveton, with persons in the water. Also paged were Bacton and Winterton Coastguard teams.

With a full crew and all the appropriate equipment for this type of job, we proceeded to Hoveton with our Broads Rescue unit. On route, we were pleased to learn from Humber Coastguard, that the persons in the water, with assistance from the Broads Authority, had been pulled to safety and that representatives from the boatyard were also on scene and had full control of the situation.

With no life in danger and everyone being safe and well both Hemsby and the Coastguard teams were stood down. We returned to base and were back on service by 1700.

Thanks to all the crew who attended the incident and to the crew members who remained at the station to help with the clean down and preparation for the next emergency.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-13-2020 @ 3:45 PM
  Team paged at 19.24, to an person onboard a boat in Wroxham with chest pains, also tasked Winterton CRT and Hemsby Broads Rescue.
On arrival the ambulance service had managed to locate the casualty and transport to hospital.
All teams stood down.
#93/20
To Search
To Save
To Rescue

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-15-2020 @ 8:37 PM
  26/07/2020 Team dispatched to Reedham Quay, along with Winterton CRT to assist the ambulance service by extraction of a casualty from a vessel.  A 74 -year -old Female with a heart condition was successfully extracted into the care of paramedics.  Hemsby Broads Rescue was also involved in the operation. #102/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Aug-16-2020 @ 11:10 AM
  29/07/2020 Team dispatched to make contact with persons of a grounded cruiser at the junction of Rivers Waveney and Yare near Berney Arms / Burgh Castle.  Welfare checks were conducted and a safety watch set until Broads Authority vessel Spirit of Breydon made contact with vessel, and then kept watch over them throughout the rest of the day during their patrols until vessel was re floated.  #104/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Aug-16-2020 @ 11:12 AM
  28/07/2020 Team sent to investigate a report of a green object seen between Scare Gap farm and Mautby Marsh Farm.  Mautby Marsh farm was reached from the Acle Straight on the south side of the River Bure, as you can see from the first photo that the river is not accessible, so we relocated farther east to Scare Gap Moorings.  Here we found our "object" which turned out to be a channel marker on a bend.  Broads Authority sent a ranger to check it out, and the conclusion was that it is an inflatable marker that had been incorrectly anchored.  #103/20

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-22-2020 @ 8:36 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this evening by Humber Coastguard to assist three persons onboard a small rowing boat on Hickling Broad, who due to the weather and water conditions were struggling to make headway and were being taken by the wind and current. Hemsby Broads Rescue launched from Cess Road Martham and quickly found the casualty vessel.

The occupants were wet and tired from their efforts, but otherwise in reasonably good spirits. Hemsby Boards Rescue came alongside and set up a springer to secure the casualty craft alongside and then towed the boat with the casualties alongside to a safe mooring on Hickling Broad. The occupants were met by Bacton Coastguard and Hemsby Broads Rescue recovered the rescue boat and returned to station.  

Our thanks to Bacton and Winterton Coastguard teams for their support and assistance, and to the crew who remained at station and helped us with the clean down.  It is worth noting that the persons onboard the casualty vessel took all the correct actions to both ensure their safety and make our job that much easier, by using their mud weights and keeping calm.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-26-2020 @ 8:57 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this afternoon, the 26th August 2020, to assist a male who had fallen from his pleasure cruiser and entered the water at Womack Island on the Norfolk Broads. As a result of the fall, he sustained injuries to his face and torso.

On arrival at the vessel and with the assistance of a Broads Authority Ranger and Bacton Coastguard team, the casualty was back on board and receiving immediate aid.

Although a little shaken the injuries were not thought to be serious. With his family being looked after by members of the coastguard team, the Hemsby crew evacuated the casualty by rescue boat to the waiting ambulance for further treatment.

Hemsby Broads Rescue then returned to base to washdown and prepare for our usual Wednesday night training. Also, on scene with Bacton Coastguard were Winterton Coastguard team. Out thanks to all those involved and the crew who remained on station at Hemsby to assist with the clean down.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-2-2020 @ 8:21 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this morning to assist a man in his sixties, who had sustained a serious head wound at Ludham Bridge. Luckily his wife was at hand and despite the severity of the injury was able to take control of their cruiser and safely moor it, and then raise the alarm. Witnesses to the incident praised her skill at bringing the boat alongside in such stressful circumstances.

Hemsby Broads Rescue was first on scene and was able to apply a pressure dressing to the injury to help reduce the flow of blood and prepare the casualty for the medics who were on route.

Gorleston Coastguard arrived and helped to manoeuvre the vessel into a position that would allow for the simplest evacuation of the casualty. On arrival of the Ambulance service, the casualty was safely moved to the Ambulance for further treatment and then transported to the James Paget Hospital.

Our thanks to Gorleston Coastguard team and the medical team for their assured assistance. Once the casualty was handed over to the ambulance crew Hemsby Broads Rescue was stood down to return to base and prepare for the next call for assistance.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-2-2020 @ 8:24 AM
  River rescue,  as person falls from boat ( edp )
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/great-yarmouth-river-rescue-after-person-falls-off-boat-1-6817998
Will update once hemsby inshore / hm gorleston reports update

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-9-2020 @ 10:14 AM
  20/08/2020 Meet and Greet with the Gorleston Inshore Lifeboat at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station.  The ILB was called to a vessel with engine failure near ASDA corner and escorted to the yacht station, where the team checked those aboard for their welfare.  Assistance in mooring was also rendered.  #130/20

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steve    -- Sep-9-2020 @ 10:15 AM
  No 2

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steve    -- Sep-12-2020 @ 8:35 AM
  24/08/2020 Team dispatched to Beccles Yacht Station, to join Lowestoft CRT in assisting ambulance service with the extraction from a cruiser moored there.  A male with a knee injury was extracted from the vessel and into the care of the paramedics at scene.  #132/20

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-12-2020 @ 2:37 PM
  Woman taken to hospital after falling from boat north Norfolk
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/emergency-services-called-after-woman-fell-from-boat-1-6835085

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-14-2020 @ 4:06 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this afternoon to reports of distress flares being released near South Walsham. Hemsby Broads Rescue launched at Thurne and proceeded to search in a pattern requested by the Coastguard coordinating the search in conjunction with the Broads Authority, Gorleston and Winterton Coastguard Teams.

After an extensive search and interactions with other boast users on the Broads, it was jointly determined that this was not a critical or emergency incident and Hemsby Broads Rescue was stood down and returned to base.

Despite this we would like to emphasise that raising the alarm is exactly the right thing to do if you believe you have witnessed a distress flare. It is not, however, acceptable to set off distres flares for the fun of it. We should point out we have no evidence to indicate this was the case but felt it worth mentioning.

Our thanks to Glorelston and Wintertoin Coastguard and the Broads Authority for their assistance and as always our crew, particularly those who maintained station at the Boathouse and assisted with the clean down.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-14-2020 @ 5:15 PM
  26/08/2020 Team tasked to Acle Bridge where persons swimming in the river were placing themselves in danger and causing obstructions to vessels on passage.  Safety Advice given and persons out of water and harms way. #134/20

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-16-2020 @ 4:01 PM
  30/08/2020 Team initially tasked to assist the ambulance service with an extraction from a cruiser in the River Ant.  In the event the team was stood down and HM Coastguard Bacton CRT was sent to assist. #137/20

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-16-2020 @ 4:39 PM
  29/08/2020 Tasked to Martham Boatyard to assist our flank team of HM Coastguard Winterton CRT, and the ambulance service with the extraction of a casualty from a vessel moored there.  Person extracted to the ambulance and taken to the district hospital for treatment. #136/20

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-19-2020 @ 1:05 PM
  In a separate incident also on the 1st September 2020, the team was sent again with Lowestoft CRT to assist the ambulance service with the extraction of a casualty from a vessel.  By strange coincidence this vessel was also moored within a short distance from the one in the previous incident, also at the Oulton Broad Yacht Station. #141/20

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-19-2020 @ 1:05 PM
  01/09/2020 Dispatched to the yacht station in Oulton Broad with Lowestoft CRT to assist the ambulance service with the extraction of a casualty from a cruiser moored there.  #140/20

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steve    -- Sep-19-2020 @ 1:06 PM
  September 1st 2020; Team dispatched to Ludham Bridge (Johnston Street) to assist the ambulance service with the extraction of a casualty from a vessel there.  We were ably assisted by and thank Hemsby Broads Rescue with this operation.  #139/20

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Hylander    -- Sep-20-2020 @ 7:56 AM
  Gosh so many holiday makers having accidents or falling ill.   The emergency services have never been so busy on the rivers.



Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


ADI    -- Sep-20-2020 @ 2:28 PM
  Just seen them out again psaaed me on the Bure about 1:30pm looked like they had launched from Thurne dyke

Regards

Adrian  Michelle

Beck  Braydon and Mere.


Perfectlady9    -- Sep-20-2020 @ 4:15 PM
  Attending to a boat moored at St Benets, Broads Ranger and Helicopter Also in attendance. Helicopter took off and flew towards Norwich.  

In a nutshell
The Moore the merrier.


Hylander    -- Sep-20-2020 @ 5:02 PM
  That does not sound very good.  Hope all concerned are well.



Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


Steve51    -- Sep-20-2020 @ 5:37 PM
  As I was travelling down Fleet Dyke the Air Ambulance circled and landed at St. Benets. As we turned up the Bure, the paramedics were just arriving on the mooring. Further along the mooring, 2 rangers boats and the ILB were moored up and I could see a male lying on the mooring footpath. More than that I know not.

Steve. CM1 and NR12


Steve51    -- Sep-20-2020 @ 5:42 PM
  Luckily, on this occasion the outcome wasn't too serious.

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/man-airlifted-to-hospital-after-jumping-to-river-bank-1-6847145

Steve. CM1 and NR12


steve    -- Sep-20-2020 @ 7:51 PM
  Paged at 12.59 to St Benet's Abbey for a man who had jumped from a boat and broken his leg.
Hemsby Broads Rescue and Winterton CRT also tasked.
The casualty was stretchered to the air ambulance and taken to hospital.
#118/20
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-20-2020 @ 7:54 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber at 1300 today to assist the ambulance service with the evacuation of a male who had jumped from his pleasure craft onto the bank near St Bennetts Abbey, landed awkwardly and broke his leg. Also paged to assist were Bacton and Winterton Coastguard teams.

Due to the severity of the break, it was determined by the lead medic on scene that the assistance of the Air Ambulance and doctor were required. On arrival of the Air Ambulance, intravenous pain relief was administered and the injury immobilised.  Once the casualty was stable the Lifeboat, ambulance and coastguard teams carried the injured man by stretcher to the Helicopter for onward transit it the Norfolk and Norwich.

Our thanks to all involved in the operation and to the crew who remained at the station and assisted with preparing the Broads Unit for the next call for assistance.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-22-2020 @ 10:13 AM
  #39 21 Sep 2020 – 16:00:19

ILB ‘Pride of Leicester’ was tasked to a 10-metre cruiser which had run around on Breydon Water with 6 people and 2 dogs onboard.  The ‘Pride of Leicester’ made speed to the cruiser which was found to be listing quite heavily to port.  All onboard were concerned that the cruiser was going to capsize.

Rescue attempts were made by the crew but due to cruiser being very high and dry and with the fast-moving tide the crew couldn’t reach them.   The crew requested assistance from the Coastguard rescue helicopter which arrived promptly to lift the 6 persons to safety.  The ‘Pride of Leicester’ stayed in the area in case further assistance was required.

During the final lift of the 6th person and first dog, the second dog, ‘Trevor’ the Dalmation managed to break free back onto the boat and onto the mud.  The lift was in progress so had to continue without Trevor.

The lifeboat crew standing by made best speed back to the casualty craft to retrieve ‘Trevor’ but after many attempts they could not coax him close enough to the lifeboat so HM Coastguard had to make the difficult decision to stand the crew down.

The crew reluctantly returned to station.  Once back, a plan formulated to use our ALB’s daughter craft with outboard motor to get closer to the mud than our ILB could.  The crew set off once again with the daughter ‘XP’ boat in tow.

After navigating through thick fog back on Breydon Water, the crew came upon the rescue tug from Everitt Marine Services who, in the interim with the rising tide, had managed to retrieve Trevor and were awaiting high water to tow the cruiser off the mud.

Trevor was happy aboard the Everitt boat so ‘Pride of Leicester’ returned to station.

If any coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.

Take care near cliffs - know your route and your limitations.

Have a plan - check the weather forecast and tide times.

Here are some pictures that our crew took.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Regulo    -- Sep-22-2020 @ 10:20 AM
  And STILL they run aground!!! What's so difficult about keeping red posts on one side and green on the other? Makes you despair for humanity.  Smile

Regards, Ray.

Whatever happens now, I'm blaming it on Brexit. Everyone else is!


Dilligaf    -- Sep-22-2020 @ 11:29 AM
 
quote:"......
After navigating through thick fog back on Breydon Water,
......."


Could be the answer you need.

Dave.
Formerly 'LeoMagill'


Regulo    -- Sep-22-2020 @ 12:16 PM
  I think the thick fog relates to the return trip of the ILB, much later than the initial call out. No sign of fog in the photo of the helicopter. As the call for help came in at 16:00, I don't think fog would have come into the equation. The only other explanation would be engine failure, although I would have thought it would have been mentioned in the write-up.

Regards, Ray.

Whatever happens now, I'm blaming it on Brexit. Everyone else is!


steve    -- Sep-22-2020 @ 2:17 PM
  05/09/2020 Team called along with flank team of Winterton CRT to a grounded vessel on Breydon Water.  Vessel was successfully refloated and towed to Burgh Castle by Gorleston Inshore Lifeboat. The casualty vessel was taken to the Fishermans Arms for overnight mooring.  We wish to thank the proprietor and manager for their king support and assist.  #145/20

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-22-2020 @ 2:18 PM
  05/09/2020 Team called to the River Bure following a report of a person in the water near the Yacht Station. Also tasked to scene was HMCG Winterton CRT.  Person was subsequently pulled from the water safe and well. #144/20

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steve    -- Sep-22-2020 @ 2:18 PM
  05/09/2020 Tasked to Breydon Water to locate a vessel aground near post 51, with 2 persons onboard.  Attempt to make contact and establish whether there were any concerns for persons onboard with regard to medical conditions.  #143/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Sep-22-2020 @ 2:19 PM
  02/09/2020 Team called to a report of a person in the water at the rear of the Premier Inn in Great Yarmouth.  A person had fallen into the River Bure near the Yacht Station, but was assisted out of the water quickly. #142/20

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steve    -- Sep-22-2020 @ 4:30 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber Coastguard at about 1600 today to reports of a man in the water near Oulton Broad. The crew were quickly down the station and preparing to leave when we got the message to stand down as the casualty was out of the water and we were no longer required. We packed away the equipment ready for the next call. Thanks to all the crew who turned out.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-27-2020 @ 8:27 AM
  12/09/2020 Tasked to Saint Benet's Abbey along with HM Coastguard Winterton CRT. To investigate the sighting of what was believed to be Distress Flares,  At scene liaised with Broads Beat and jointly investigated,  The conclusion arrived at was that the smoke that had been reported actually came from an aircraft conducting aerobatics and using smoke.  #149/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Sep-27-2020 @ 8:27 AM
  12/09/2020 Tasked to Saint Benet's Abbey along with HM Coastguard Winterton CRT. To investigate the sighting of what was believed to be Distress Flares,  At scene liaised with Broads Beat and jointly investigated,  The conclusion arrived at was that the smoke that had been reported actually came from an aircraft conducting aerobatics and using smoke.  #149/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Sep-27-2020 @ 8:30 AM
  09/09/2020 Called to assiat ambulance service with the extraction from a day boat moored at Thurne Staithe.  A female had sustained a knee injury and required extraction from the vessel to the ambulance.  Backed up by HM Coastguard Bacton CRT. #147/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Oct-10-2020 @ 5:40 PM
  Team paged at 14.57 to Horning where a lady had fallen on a boat and hurt her shoulder.
On arrival team administered first aid and helped her to the ambulance.
Also tasked Winterton CRT and Gorleston CRT.
#123/20
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Coot_Too    -- Oct-11-2020 @ 6:50 AM
  A question for you, please:
Why are the full lifeboat complement called out to situations where the boats appear to be in accessible places?


We love the Broads


steve    -- Oct-14-2020 @ 3:54 PM
  Team paged at 01.30 this morning to a 77 year old man on board a broads cruiser with breathing difficulties.
Also tasked Winterton CRT.
Once on scene the ambulance service did an assessment and decided the man did not need hospital treatment.
Teams stood down and returned to station at 03.30.
#124/20
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Oct-14-2020 @ 4:02 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber Coastguard this afternoon to assist the Ambulance Service with the evacuation of a female who had an open fracture to her lower leg after falling while alighting her vessel near Ludham. The injury was serious enough to warrant assistance from the Air Ambulance and medical team.

Hemsby Broads Rescue launched our vessel to offer extraction alternatives due to the ground conditions and distance from the land ambulance. Also, on scene were Gorleston and Winterton Coastguard teams.

Due to the severity of the injury, it was decided evacuation by air was the safest option. All agencies on scene combined to carry the casualty by stretcher to the waiting Air Ambulance for onward transportation to N&N.

Our thanks to all those involved for a seamless and efficient evacuation. Thanks also to the crew members who remained at the station on standby and to help with the post-emergency administration. Our best wished to the casualty and her family.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


jrskip    -- Oct-15-2020 @ 11:28 AM
  Hi
Like coot_too i'd be very interested to know why these often very minor incidents require a call out of the coastguard.
The incident at Horning last Saturday was attended by 2 ambulances and at least 2 coastguard vehicles maybe 3. After some time an ambulance and coastguard did leave but must have been there at least 30 mins.


turnoar    -- Oct-15-2020 @ 7:51 PM
  Re the query why Hemsby' paged by the Coastguard perhaps because the person in need of help is either in a vessel on water or near and only/most easily accessible by water? And sometime it does need the all avenues approach to ensure the best outcome even if one of the services isn't needed in the end. The benefit of hindsight is no good when it's too late...


steve    -- Oct-23-2020 @ 2:40 PM
  Two men and a dog rescued as boat capsized at rockland st Mary today
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/new-inn-rockland-boat-capsize-rescue-1-6897782

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Oct-26-2020 @ 8:52 PM
  27/09/20 Team tasked again with flank team of HM Coastguard Winterton CRT to assist the ambulance service with an extraction from a cruiser at Stokesby Ferry Inn moorings. A second person had become a casualty from another vessel, due to the slippery conditions there on the day.#169/20

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steve    -- Oct-26-2020 @ 8:58 PM
  29/09/20 Team tasked to South Walsham to assist the ambulance service with a casualty extraction from a vessel.  This operation was carried out alongside Hemsby Broads Rescue and Winterton CRT, to get the casualty from the vessel and to the ambulance. #170/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Nov-2-2020 @ 9:45 PM
  05/10/20 Team dispatched along with Lowestoft CRT to the Beauchamp Arms near Langley, to assist the ambulance service with a casualty extraction from a cruiser moored there.  Casualty was extracted and taken to the ambulance for conveyance to hospital for treatment.  #174/20

steve and vicky
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steve    -- Nov-2-2020 @ 9:46 PM
  02/10/20 Team tasked to join Winterton CRT for s vessel stuck under the bridge at Potter Heigham.  No persons were injured in the incident and the vessel was released in quick time to await the tide. #173/20

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steve    -- Nov-3-2020 @ 6:55 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber coastguard last night at 21:51 after receiving a 999 call from three persons stranded on a leisure craft that had run aground between Reedham Ferry and the Berney Arms. Gorleston Coastguard joined us to coordinate the operation.

Humber was able to use the signal from the mobile phone used to make the emergency call to provide an accurate six-figure grid reference.

Hemsby Broads Rescue affected a tricky launch from Reedham Ferry, due to the high-tide and flooding and made their way to the stricken vessel. It was immediately clear that the chances of releasing the vessel was going to be a challenge, due to the severity of the grounding.

Nonetheless, the crew, after boarding the vessel and ensuring the occupants were safe and well, made a number of attempts to pull the vessel to re-float her. Eventually, it was decided between the Coastguard and Hemsby Broads Rescue that due to the tide times and the condition of the occupants that the vessel should wait for recovery until the morning.

The Crew of Broads Rescue assisted in ensuring the vessel was secured by its Mud Anchor ready for recovery and that the occupants were safe and happy to remain on board and then returned to Cantley for an easier recovery and returned to base.

What lies beneath the surface of the water can be both deceiving and dangerous and care should be taken to wear lifejackets and obey the rules of the waterways staying clear of markers indicating shallow water.

Our thanks to all the crew who turned out for this operation that went on into the early hours of the morning, including those who remained at the station on standby and helped with the post-operation clean down.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Nov-17-2020 @ 5:09 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged tonight at 2041 to assist the Police and Fire Service in the search for a vulnerable female who had walked into the water near Staithe Way in Wroxham. Also on scene with the Police and Fire Service were Bacton Coastguard team and the Ambulance service.

Hemsby Broads Rescue was tasked to assist with the search and rescue operation in conjunction with the Fire Service Boat. After approximately thirty minutes searching the local area the casualty was spotted clinging to an overhanging tree in deep water with only her head and arm visible.

The rescue boat was manoeuvred bow onto the tree where two members of the crew took control of the casualty and carefully moved her while in the water to the starboard side, while the boat was reversed away from the tree.

The casualty, who was cold shivering and showing mild signs of hypothermia was taken onboard by the rescue team and wrapped up in foil and other blankets to restore heat, while the rescue boat returned to their launch point where the ambulance was waiting. After handing the casualty over to the care of the Ambulance crew, the rescue boat was recovered, and the crew returned to the station to complete the wash-down and prepare the equipment for the next emergency call.

Mental health in these difficult times is a constant concern and we should make the effort to look after those who we know to be vulnerable. Sometimes all it takes a kind word or two. Stay safe from all at Hemsby Lifeboat.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Nov-22-2020 @ 10:55 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged last night at 2151 to assist the Police and Ambulance service to recover a female who had entered the water at Wroxham and was in some difficulty. Also paged were Bacton and Winterton Coastguard teams.

The crew responded quickly and were only a few minutes from the rendezvous point with the other emergency services on scene; when we got the message that the casualty had been successfully pulled from the water and was in the safe custody of the medical team. Humber Coastguard, therefore, stood our crew down and we returned to the boathouse to wash down and prepare for the next emergency.

We were pleased to hear the casualty was safely in the custody of the medics and wish her well. It is our hope that she gets the assistance she requires. Thanks to the crew who remained at the station to assist us with the post-call-out administration.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Hylander    -- Nov-22-2020 @ 11:14 AM
  If this is the same lady as rescued earlier in the month at Wroxham , there is something wrong here.   I know Covid is about but mental health matters do not go into furlough.    I feel for this person's family at this time.  She needs help.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


steve    -- Nov-22-2020 @ 12:23 PM
  Thank you monica for your kind words , but fully agree with you, if the same lady ,lets hope she gets the help she deserves along with the family ,

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Karen&Mike    -- Nov-22-2020 @ 1:37 PM
  If memory serves, there were also other similar incidents involving a lady at Wroxham a year or two back. Truly awful if this is a recurrence involving the same lady, who sadly may not even have any family or anyone in the area.

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


Hylander    -- Nov-22-2020 @ 2:00 PM
  That is very true Karen and probably part of the problem if she has no immediate family.   I know families can be a pain in the neck at times but you do need your folks especially at difficult times.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


steve    -- Nov-30-2020 @ 4:38 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this morning at 0350 by Humber Coastguard, to reports of a 17-foot cruiser adrift in the area of Riverside, it was suspected that there were no persons on board. Once on scene, we were made aware that in fact there were other boats also adrift, again with no persons on board.

With land-based assistance from the Gorleston Coastguard team, we were able to locate both vessels. One of the owners had been warned about the incident and was able to recover their own boat and resecure it in the designated mooring. The second of the vessels was taken under tow and moored safely. The details of that vessel and its location were reported to Humber Coastguard so that the owner could be informed of its location.

Hemsby Broads Rescue continued to search to ensure no further vessels had been missed. Once we were certain all vessels had been dealt with, we recovered the Broads Rescue boat and returned to base. The equipment was cleaned down and prepared for the next call by 0900.

It is suspected that this was an ill-conceived prank, which could have resulted in damage and injury, luckily this was not the case on this occasion. Our thanks to the crew and Gorleston Coastguard teams and also to Carrow Yacht Club, in Norwich, for allowing us to use their slipway for our recovery.

We hope this was a one-off prank and urge the public to report any suspicious activity they may witness to the police to prevent the risk of damage, loss, or injury.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Nov-30-2020 @ 5:08 PM
  22/11/2020 Team dispatched to assist flank team of HM Coastguard Lowestoft CRT at Geldeston Locks.  A family had capsized a vessel on the River Waveney between Ellingham and Geldeston Locks.  Having managed to exit the river, they were wet, cold and disorientated and subsequently did not know their exact location.  A search was conducted by two teams, one from each direction to locate them.  The casualties were then taken to a waiting ambulance to be checked over.  NFS Urban Rescue unit boat was used for speedy transportation to the ambulance once located. 191/20

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Nov-30-2020 @ 5:08 PM
  22/11/2020 Team dispatched to assist flank team of HM Coastguard Lowestoft CRT at Geldeston Locks.  A family had capsized a vessel on the River Waveney between Ellingham and Geldeston Locks.  Having managed to exit the river, they were wet, cold and disorientated and subsequently did not know their exact location.  A search was conducted by two teams, one from each direction to locate them.  The casualties were then taken to a waiting ambulance to be checked over.  NFS Urban Rescue unit boat was used for speedy transportation to the ambulance once located. 191/20

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Dec-13-2020 @ 4:36 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this afternoon by Humber Coastguard to assist a leisure boat from Phoenix Hire which was experiencing mechanical difficulties and was unable to make contact with the Hire company and so requested assistance via the coastguard.

Hemsby Broads Rescue launched from Cess Road Martham and quickly located the stricken vessel with two persons on board. After ensuring the occupants were safe and well their vessel was taken under tow back to its mooring at Potter Heigham.

Our thanks to all the crew who turned out including our newest member who has just completed his initial training and waited at the Station to help with the clean down. Our thanks also to Cess Road Boatyard who opened the slipway for us and allowed us to have a key for future use.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Hylander    -- Dec-14-2020 @ 8:45 AM
  Where were Phoenix then - having their tea break?    You can hear that phone miles away, you cannot ignore it.   They must have been really panicking ,  same as I would have been up stream of the bridge,  no one around for miles especially at this time of year.   Well done our rescue services.



Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


steve    -- Dec-31-2020 @ 6:47 PM
  Christmas Eve 2020 and the team were at St. Olaves marina to assist the Ambulance service with the extraction of an elderly person from a vessel moored there.  Casualty was taken to the JPUH District Hospital for treatment. #206/20

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steve    -- Feb-1-2021 @ 3:50 PM
  1/02/21
Paged by Humber Coastguard for the team to investigate an object in the water breydon water ,by ASDA. After looking from various positions the team identified the object as a large piece of wood stuck on the channel marker. Possibly dislodged from the dredging work be carried out in the area.
004/21

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This message was edited by steve on Feb-1-21 @ 4:51 PM


steve    -- Feb-3-2021 @ 11:06 AM
  Team paged at 19.45 last night to assist the ambulance service to access a property in Wroxham.
The property was at the side of the broads, in an area which was completely flooded.
The team gained access to the property and made sure the paramedics could get in safely,  to treat the casualty.
#8/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Feb-24-2021 @ 8:13 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged last night at approximately 2020hrs to assist in the search for a vulnerable male in the area of the Beauchamp Arms. The boat was launched at Brundall Marina and a search was conducted up to the Beauchamp Arms.

With no sign of the male the boat was then tasked to search back as far as The Ferry House, Surlingham. After an extensive search there was no sign of the male, and the Crew were eventually stood down and returned to base.

Also on scene were the Fire Service, Police, Winterton and Gorleston Coastguard teams, as well as NPAS and Broads Beat. Our thanks to the crew who took part in the search and those that remained on station and assisted with the clean-down.

These are difficult times for all of us and it is vital that we remain vigilant and offer support to those in vulnerable positions. Stay safe.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Feb-24-2021 @ 8:15 PM
  Team paged this afternoon at 15.18 to assist the ambulance service with a casualty onboard a boat at Horning.
Once on scene the team relocated the boat and placed the casualty on a stretcher and transferred him to an awaiting ambulance.
Team stood down and retasked to the Buckenham area to search for a missing male, once darkness fell the team were stood down.
#15/21 and #16/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Feb-27-2021 @ 6:03 PM
  Paged at 10.06 to Horstead Mill along with Winterton CRT, Norfolk Police, Norfolk Air Ambulance, NARS, Broads Beat, Hemsby Broads Rescue, East of England Ambulance Service and Broads Authority.
The team were stood down at 15.00
No further details available.
#17/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Feb-27-2021 @ 8:20 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber Coastguard today at 10:10 to assist the Ambulance service in the area of Horstead Mill, with a male suffering from a suspected cardiac arrest. Also on scene with the paramedics were Norfolk Fire & Rescue, the Police Winterton and Bacton Coastguard teams.

Once on scene a foot and river search were launched to ensure that no other casualties needed assistance. With the search completed, Hemsby Broads Rescue were stood down and returned to base for clean down and to prepare our equipment for the next callout.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Mar-13-2021 @ 10:16 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged tonight at 19:25 to reports of a vulnerable female in the water at Wroxham Broad. On route to the incident, we were informed by Humber Coastguard that the female was out of the water and safe in the hands of the ambulance service.

Also paged were Bacton and Gorleston Coastguard teams. Hemsby Broads Rescue was stood down on route and retuned to base. Our thanks to all the crew who remained at station to cover for the Sea Boat and to assist with equipment wash-down.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Hylander    -- Mar-14-2021 @ 7:39 AM
  How many more times are we going to read about this poor desperate lady.    Surely our caring doctors should have placed her in a safe environment until she is better.   Let us hope so.  

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


ruby    -- Mar-14-2021 @ 9:37 AM
  It is very sad but not likely to improve any time soon I fear. The local mental health trust has been in special measures for as long as I can remember and it's latest chief executive has resigned before taking up appointment because of a scandal over the accuracy of his CV .

We live over the road from what was 50 years ago  a 600 bed lunatic asylum (as described by the ordinance survey people ). It's grounds back on to the the bit of the river Wensumm where John Wilson filmed many of his barbel fishing episodes.

Anyway my point is that when researching the local history it became clear that it was relatively common for ladies to disappear from the hospital to drown themselves in the river and they were living in a secure environment (allegedly).

Not sure how you can actually stop a determined person , tragic though it is .


Dreamer    -- Mar-14-2021 @ 11:09 AM
  How do we know it’s the same lady as before Hylander?


Hylander    -- Mar-14-2021 @ 3:30 PM
  Well I am not a betting person but how many women do you think on a regular basis go into the water at Wroxham at this time of the year.   This person needs help.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


Dzign    -- Mar-15-2021 @ 9:16 AM
  The woman doesn't normally go to Wroxham Broad as the report implies and it is usually in Wroxham..

L


steve    -- Mar-22-2021 @ 12:34 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged on Saturday morning by Humber Coastguard to assist the Police, Fire Service and Ambulance service in the recovery of a casualty in the water in the Trowse area near Norwich.

Also on scene were the Gorleston Coastguard team. It is not yet clear on the full circumstances leading up to the incident and an investigation is ongoing. Hemsby Broads Rescue assisted in the transportation of officers to the scene. The boat was then used as part of the cordon along with the Broads Authority.

Members of the crew also assisted the Fire service in the extraction of the casualty. Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this difficult time.

Our thanks to the crew both on the job and those that remained at the station in support and then helped prepare our equipment for the next emergency call.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Mar-26-2021 @ 1:58 PM
  Team paged at 11.20 today, to Wayford Bridge Marina where a lady was having chest pains onboard a boat.
Once on scene the casualty was assessed by a paramedic and first responder.
The casualty was taken to the awaiting ambulance and then to hospital.
All teams stood down.
#20/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Apr-11-2021 @ 7:32 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber Coastguard yesterday mid-morning to reports of a woman in the water at Hickling Broad. On route is was confirmed that the woman had been assisted out of the water and was breathing and conscious. However, we were still required to proceed to the scene to offer assistance and ensure safety.

Once in scene members of the crew assisted the first responder with immediate first aid and pain relief for the injuries  sustained. Bacton Coastguard team also joined us on scene and assisted with the safe evacuation from the water's edge and the continued treatment with the paramedic from the Ambulance Service who had also arrived.

Once it was clear the casualty was in the safe hands of the medic and Coastguard, Hemsby Broads Rescue were stood down to return to base and continue with beach restoration work to assist a local resident whose property was at risk die to high tides and erosion.  

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Apr-14-2021 @ 4:07 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged at 22:43 on the 13th April by Humber Coastguard to a vessel near Barton Broad that had suffered a small fire earlier in the evening. The Fire was dealt with by the Fire Service. However later in the evening it was felt prudent to assist the occupants who had remained on board to relocate the vessel to a safe mooring.

Also on scene were Bacton Coastguard Team. The vessel was towed by Hemsby Broads Rescue to a safe mooring nearby and once secured Hemsby Broads Rescue were stood down and returned to base in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Our thanks to all the crew particularly those that remained at the station and assisted with the maintenance and clean down, ready for the next call.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Apr-21-2021 @ 3:19 PM
  Bacton HM Coastguard
Due to the period of mourning for Prince Philip we did not post our incidents as they came in, but we have been busy.

Saturday 10th April at 11.36 tasked to a person in the water at Hickling Broad with a dislocated shoulder, following a fall from a paddle board.

Tuesday 13th April at 18.40 tasked to a broads boat on fire at Barton Broad.

Friday 16th April at 18.00 tasked to Gt Yarmouth for a missing person.

Tuesday 20th April at 21.10 tasked to Potter Heigham to a unconscious female.
#39/21

To Search
To Rescue
To Save

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This message was edited by steve on Apr-21-21 @ 4:44 PM


steve    -- Apr-24-2021 @ 7:02 PM
  Paged at 16.41 to Ludham Bridge to a male in the water.
Once on scene the casualty was out of the water but had been crushed between a boat and the river bank. The casualty was taken to hospital.
Air Ambulance and Broads Beat also in attendance.
#40/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Apr-29-2021 @ 6:41 AM
  Team paged at 00.14 to a male on board a broads cruiser having a seizure at Wroxham.
Winterton CRT also paged.
Casualty was taken by ambulance to hospital.
All teams stood down.
43/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Apr-30-2021 @ 6:54 AM
  Team paged this evening at 22.33 to Wayford Bridge to house boat, where a female had broken her leg.
The team worked with the ambulance service in removing doors and safely extracting her onto a stretcher and then into the awaiting ambulance.
#46/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Apr-30-2021 @ 7:14 PM
  Team paged at 16.39 to Salhouse Broad for a male on board a broads cruiser who was unconscious following a head injury.
Once on scene the casualty had regained consciousness, the team administered first aid and then handed over to a paramedic.
The casualty was then lifted off the boat and carried to the ambulance.
Team stood down.
#48/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- May-1-2021 @ 4:52 PM
  Team paged at 15.59 to Hunters Yard Womack, to a female who had broken her leg coming off a broads cruiser.
Team placed her on a stretcher and carried her quarter of a mile to the ambulance.
Team stood down.
#50/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- May-6-2021 @ 6:25 PM
  Team paged at 15.21 to male in Cardiac arrest on a broads cruiser at Potter Heigham.
Once on scene the ambulance service was treating the male who was conscious.
Team helped to put him on a stretcher and take him to the ambulance.

To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- May-7-2021 @ 4:33 PM
  Tasked to assist the ambulance service at Reedham on the evening of 3rd May, with the extraction of a casualty from a vessel moored there. #058/21

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steve    -- May-17-2021 @ 7:20 PM
 
#57/21
999 call came in that a female had fallen from a broads cruiser at St Benets Abbey, one team assisted the Ambulance service with carrying the casualty to the ambulance.
58/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- May-19-2021 @ 10:07 AM
  13 May 2021 Team tasked to Brundall Marina where a vessel fire had occurred.  We are pleased to report that no persons were injured and NF&R had the fire out in quick time.  Our task was to liaise with and collect details of the tasks of Counter Pollution, real and potential.  The tasks of containment and dispersal fall to a wide range of agencies within the marine environment.  #063/21

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steve    -- May-22-2021 @ 2:23 PM
  A further tasking came in to support Norfolk Police with an incident at Neatishead Staithe.
Due to the nature of the incident no details are available.
The team returned to the station at 6am this morning.
59/21 and 60/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- May-24-2021 @ 2:52 PM
  Team paged at 11.15 this morning to Acle Bridge for a lady who had fallen on a broads cruiser.
Also tasked Winterton and Gorleston CRT.
Once on scene the crew worked with the ambulance service to place the casualty on a stretcher and carefully carry her off the boat to the ambulance.
#63/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- May-26-2021 @ 1:49 PM
  Monday 24/05/21 Called to Acle Bridge Boatyard.  Working with Bacton and Winterton CRT's to assist the ambulance service with a casualty evacuation from a vessel moored there.  #070/21

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Jun-4-2021 @ 4:07 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this evening to a vessel at the end of Thurne Dyke which had broken down and also had on board a female with a suspected hip injury. Also, on scene was Bacton Coastguard teams. After an assessment of the situation, it was deemed to be in the best interest of the occupants to arrange for the repair of the boat and then to relocate it back to Potter Heigham with Hemsby Broads Rescue as escort in case the mechanical problem reoccurred.

Bacton Coastguard successfully relocated the craft to a safe mooring with Hemsby in escort. Once moored the casualty was dealt with by the Ambulance service. Hemsby Broads Rescue returned to base to prepare for the next call for assistance.

Our thanks to Bacton Coastguard for a well-planned and executed operation and to the crew who remained at the station to assist in our return.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Jun-5-2021 @ 8:17 PM
  4th June 2021 Tasked to assist East of England Ambulance Service at the Great Yarmouth Yacht Station.  #086/21

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steve    -- Jun-9-2021 @ 8:00 PM
  Team paged at 7.38 this evening to a very drunk man swimming in the river at Sutton Staithe.
Team stood down before leaving the station following news that he had returned to his boat.
#84/21
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Hylander    -- Jun-10-2021 @ 7:07 AM
  Team paged at 7.38 this evening to a very drunk man swimming in the river at Sutton Staithe.
Team stood down before leaving the station following news that he had returned to his boat.

Oh dear , bet he feels an idiot today.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


Regulo    -- Jun-10-2021 @ 3:44 PM
 
quote:"......
Oh dear , bet he feels an idiot today.
......."

No, if he's that stupid, he's probably proud of himself. Wink

Regards, Ray.


steve    -- Jun-11-2021 @ 7:01 AM
  Team paged at 23.18 yesterday to Ludham Bridge for a 70 year old female on board a broads cruiser with a suspected punctured lung.
Also tasked Winterton CRT.
The team worked with the ambulance service and carried her out of the vessel and then along the towpath to the ambulance.
#85/21
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steve    -- Jun-13-2021 @ 7:46 AM
  Team paged at 23.10 yesterday to Wayford Bridge for a man on board a broads cruiser with chest pains.
The team stretchered the casualty off the vessel and carried him to the ambulance.
#87/21
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steve    -- Jun-13-2021 @ 4:51 PM
 
14.21 team tasked to How Hill for a male on a broads cruiser for a suspected stroke, after the ambulance service gave treatment the casualty decided to not go to hospital.
#89/21
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steve    -- Jun-16-2021 @ 4:07 AM
  Team paged at 22.51 to Irstead, to a female who had fallen from a broads cruiser and was still in the water.
Also tasked Winterton CRT and Hemsby Broads Rescue.
Hemsby Broads Rescue found the casualty in the water and took her back to Irstead Staithe where the Coastguard team gave casualty care, another person was treated for shock.
Once the ambulance arrived the casualty was taken to hospital.
#93/21
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Hemsby inshore lifeboat report
Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged last night at 22:15 to reports of a woman in the water near Irstead on the River Ant. Also paged were Winterton and Bacton Coastguard teams. The woman had fallen from her cruiser and despite attempts to retrieve her from the river the other two occupants onboard were unable to recover her from the water.

While in transit to our selected launch point at Ludham Bridge, we were made aware that the condition of the casualty in the water had worsened, making it vital that we expedited the rescue. Hemsby Broads Rescue was quickly in the water and on scene. It was clear the casualty was struggling to stay afloat and remain fully conscious.

The rescue boat was manoeuvred to safely deposit two crew members to the casualty boat and with the remaining crew recover the casualty to the rescue boat. At this time, she was being prevented from drowning with the use of a life ring and rope held with some effort by one of the persons onboard the casualty vessel.

Once the casualty was out of the water crew administered immediate aid and transported the casualty to the RV point where the Coastguard teams assisted in the recovery of the casualty to a safe area on dryland and continued with the care of the casualty while the Ambulance team were on route.

Assisted by the coastguard, the casualty vessel with the other two persons on board was also relocated to the RV so that the occupants could be assessed and treated for mild shock. Once the casualties were in the care of the medical team, Hemsby Broads Rescue was stood down and retuned to base.

Our thanks to the local resident and fisherman who offered assistance at the RV and to the crew who remined at the station and assisted with the preparation of our equipment for the next emergency. The crew eventually returned home just before 3am this morning.

While we were pleased to see the use of the life ring to keep the casualty afloat it is so very important that lifejackets are worn at all times when on or near the water on the Norfolk Broads. There is no doubt that the wearing of lifejackets saves lives.

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( apparently a moaner)


This message was edited by steve on Jun-16-21 @ 7:53 AM


steve    -- Jun-18-2021 @ 12:36 PM
  Team paged at 8.30 this morning to Potter Heigham along with Winterton CRT to a female who had fallen into the water from a broads cruiser and hit her head.
The casualty was soon recovered from the water by Herbert Woods staff and after being checked over by the ambulance service it was decided she did not need hospital treatment.
All assets were stood down.
#94/21
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steve    -- Jun-19-2021 @ 11:43 AM
  Paged at 10.43 this morning to Ludham Bridge for a female who had fallen from a broads cruiser and broken her leg. Also tasked Winterton CRT.
The team worked with the ambulance service and carried her back to the ambulance where she was taken to hospital.
#95/21
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steve    -- Jun-20-2021 @ 8:37 AM
  Team paged at 04.37 this morning to Broads Edge Marina Stalham to a male with a medical problem.
Team worked with the ambulance service and helped him to the ambulance, where he was taken to hospital.
96/21
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steve    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 4:07 AM
  21st June 2021,  Tasked along with our colleagues from Gorleston RNLI, to a Broad's cruiser which had become stuck under the Haven Bridge.  Gorleston ILB towed it clear and then towed it to the Great Yarmouth Yacht Station, where it was met by Gorleston CRT and Broads Authority personnel., where welfare checks were undertaken  on persons aboard the vessel.  #105/21

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Hylander    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 7:12 AM
  Is the sign not big enough saying No Hire Boats Beyond this point!!!

Women dont nag they just
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Regulo    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 7:54 AM
  You must know by now that signs are for the information of other people, surely? Smile

Regards, Ray.


Perfectlady9    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 8:05 AM
  It’s designed to catch hire boats as we we don’t want them floating out to sea.  Playful

In a nutshell
The Moore the merrier.


Hylander    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 8:51 AM
  It was well named.  Challenger.    A crew that are a ruddy challenge.  

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kfurbank    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 9:25 AM
  It doesn't matter how big the sign is, if the engine has lost power, then they are only going to drift with the tide.

Question for the day, were they the numpties for having an engine failure? or was it the people without all the facts who just assumed they had done something wrong?

If only we were all perfect!  Cheers


Karen&Mike    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 9:55 AM
  Not seen you here for a while Keith.

Very unfortunate if the crew had an engine failure right at the point of reaching the end of The Bure. How scary. Or did it happen before and they drifted down through Vauxhall etc first ? Every scarier ! I would not want to be going along any stretch in that vicinity without an engine.

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


kfurbank    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 10:00 AM
  Hi Karen,

The fuller report is below,

#16 21 June - 12:02
ILB ‘Pride of Leicester’ was tasked by Humber coastguard to assist a yacht which had lost engine power and drifted under the Haven bridge with persons onboard.
The ILB ‘Pride of Leicester’ was made haste to the location.  Once on scene the crew assessed the situation and decided to secure a tow line to the bow of the yacht and pull the stricken vessel free.
One crew member went onboard the yacht to conduct welfare checks on the persons on board and to help to secure the tow line to the bow.
The two remaining crew secured the tow line to the ILB ‘Pride of Leicester’ and expertly pulled the vessel free in the first attempt.
The ILB ‘Pride of Leicester’ then slowly towed the vessel to the yacht station with a crew member still onboard the yacht to help with the steering.
The yacht was moored alongside with help from the coastguard.  The ILB ‘Pride of Leicester’ stayed on site for a short time to ensure everyone was fine and the vessel was then passed onto the Yacht station and Gorleston Coastguard.
The Crew then made their way back to the station.
Well done to the Crew, Jackson Wright (Helm), Darren Hunt (Crew) and Paul Dormer (Crew).
Thank you to Gorleston Coastguard for the picture.
If any coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.
Take Care near the cliff edge.
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea.  Its volunteers provide 24-hour search and rescue service around the UK and Republic of Ireland coasts.
If you would like to make a donation to the RNLI please follow the link: https://rnli.org/support-us/give-money/donate or to find out more, please visit rnli.org.


Karen&Mike    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 10:02 AM
  Can't feel I could criticise any commenters here as they responded to the report from emergency services which says a hire boat became stuck under that bridge. No mention of an emergency unfolding before that with engine failure and a boat drifting dangerously towards the port and sea. I suppose anyone would expect the report to be accurate and not missing any vital facts ( unlike perhaps a news article, often incorrect or incomplete ! On the balance of probabilities, and with the increasing number of inexperienced hirers and incidents, it was a fair assumption.

Karen  

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


Karen&Mike    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 10:05 AM
  Thanks for the full story Keith which you posted as I was adding my further comments.  The brief report was not a good indication of what had happened. Appreciate why they do a brief one but a mention of engine failure or drifting would have helped.

Thanks again

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"

This message was edited by Karen&Mike on Jun-22-21 @ 11:07 AM


Regulo    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 10:21 AM
  After soooooo many years witnessing idiotic behaviour on the Broads, I have to admit to jumping to the wrong conclusion. Perhaps these callout reports could give a little more information initially?

Regards, Ray.


kfurbank    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 10:23 AM
  Hi Karen,

I believe Steve's reports come from the HM Coastguard who only provide the briefest of details and more importantly do not provide blame, mitigation or speculation. They report on the operation in hand, not the lead up to it.

Some of the comments that can be found on other social media groups regarding this incident are frankly shocking.

The report I posted came from the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat who have their own presence on Facebook and as a charitable organisation tend to publicise their work to help with fund raising. Again though they never apportion blame.


REDKEN    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 10:31 AM
  Whatever the cause, to get stuck under Haven, but not Acle Road or Vauxhall, surely it must have come across Breydon Water.


Karen&Mike    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 10:33 AM
  I do get that Keith and fully understand that it's a brief factual report without blame or back story. But the words drifting or engine failure are relevant and so easily added. In my opinion. Especially when many boaters are concerned with the increase in first time hirers and some serious incidents. It's good to have the full story on this one.

I refuse to participate  in the many Facebook groups for boating on the Broads, precisely because of the many ridiculous contributions and attacks that you mention  At least here we do mostly get a balanced discussion.

Take care all , Karen  Wink

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


MandA    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 11:03 AM
  We always try to arrive atYarmouth at low water,having worked in that area for many years I always dread having any problems and drifting towards haven bridge,mind you if everyone did that it would be chaos I guess.
Adrian.

MandA


Hylander    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 1:06 PM
  Oh heck - I think I must say something here, starting with an apology to the crew on the Challenger.   I was under the impression they had gone down towards the Sea and got stuck under the bridge.    So will you forgive me and others.      Now we see the bigger picture.   Not a situation any of us would like to be found in.

However saying that the report does refer to 'a yacht'
The old Flappy brigade will be most upset if we have all been upgraded to be 'yachts'.


ILB ‘Pride of Leicester’ was tasked by Humber coastguard to assist a yacht which had lost engine power and drifted under the Haven bridge with persons onboard.

Hello Keith,  long time no hear from.   Hope you are keeping well.





Women dont nag they just
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steve    -- Jun-22-2021 @ 5:48 PM
  Team paged at 16.12 this afternoon to South Walsham broad to a female on board a broads cruiser in anaphylatic shock.
Also tasked Gorleston CRT and Hemsby Broads Rescue.
The casualty was located by Hemsby Broads Rescue who transported a HART paramedic to assist the casualty.
The casualty was then taken back to the RV point and taken by ambulance to hospital.
#98/21
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steve    -- Jul-2-2021 @ 7:33 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged at 20:58 last night by Humber Coastguard to assist with the evacuation of a family of six who were in harm’s way due their hire vessel running aground just east of Reedham.

Due to tidal conditions and the position of the vessel it was not possible to either recover the vessel or leave the family on board. Three crew members were put onboard the casualty vessel to provide care and safety advice to the family. The remaining crew manned the rescue boat and ferried the family, three at a time, back to the Reedham RV point. The family were met by a member of Gorleston Coastguard who were also on scene at the RV and monitoring the casualty vessel. The family once reunited arranged transport to Acle where they were to spend the remainder of the night.

Once all six members of the family were safely evacuated the crew on board the vessel secured it ready for recovery by the hire firm at high tide and were picked up by the rescue boat and stood down. Our thanks to Gorleston Coastguard for their assistance and the crew both on the boat and at the RV point for a well-executed operation. Hemsby Broads Rescue returned to base in the early hours and prepared the equipment for the next call.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Paladine    -- Jul-2-2021 @ 8:37 AM
 
Run aground at some speed, by the look if it.
https://www.facebook.com/Hemsby-Lifeboat-161913407228596/videos/241681077457525/?extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-IOS_GK0T-GK1C

Been hit by another boat? Report the incident to the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s dedicated accident reporting line on 023 8023 2527 which is monitored 24 hours a day.  Help to make the Broads safer.


steve    -- Jul-2-2021 @ 8:56 AM
  Picture of the craft for those who don't do Facebook

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steve    -- Jul-6-2021 @ 4:08 PM
  Team paged at 14.21 to Wroxham to a female who had fallen from a broads cruiser.
A NARS first responder was already with the casualty, the team worked with the ambulance service and broads authority to plan the best method of extraction, in a very busy location where lots of boats are moored up and parked vehicles.
The team carried the casualty out using a stretcher to the awaiting ambulance.
#102/21
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steve    -- Jul-8-2021 @ 7:30 PM
  Team paged along with Winterton CRT at  14.13.

Tasked to 72 year old female with a broken ankle at Coltishall.
The team had to walk 3/4 mile to locate the casualty who was laying in mud and water. Due to the very remote location, it was decided the a helicopter would be the safest method of extraction, Rescue 163 was tasked.
The casualty was winched up and taken to the awaiting ambulance.
All teams stood down.
#103,104/21
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steve    -- Jul-13-2021 @ 2:55 PM
  Paged at 11.27 this morning along with Winterton CRT and Cromer CRT to the Kings Head at Hoveton, for a female who had fallen on a broads cruiser.
After checking the casualty over, it was decided she did not need an ambulance and all teams stood down.
#105/21
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To Save

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steve    -- Jul-20-2021 @ 2:47 PM
  19th July 2021, tasked to a vessel aground along the River Bure with 2 POB.  Persons taken off from vessel by our colleagues of Gorleston Inshore Lifeboat.  Welfare checks conducted on the 2 persons and then transport to and overnight ashore accommodation arranged for them.  #131/21

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steve    -- Jul-20-2021 @ 2:47 PM
  Picture no2

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DAVIDH    -- Jul-20-2021 @ 3:46 PM
  Looks like Sand Cougar from Sandersons, though it's difficult to be sure in that light.


steve    -- Jul-21-2021 @ 6:41 AM
  Team paged at 17.10 yesterday to Thorpe St Andrew Norwich, for a vulnerable male on board a vessel.
Also tasked Gorleston CRT and Hemsby Broads Rescue.
Teams stood down at 20.17.
#107/21
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To Save

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( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Jul-25-2021 @ 11:45 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was called on the evening of Tuesday the 20th to a vulnerable male on the river Yare in Norwich, threatening to harm himself. After lengthy negotiations members of the crew along with the ambulance service were able to persuade the male to allow them to transport him across the river to the waiting ambulance for assessment. Also on scene were the Police, Bacton and Gorleston Coast Guard teams who also played an influential role during the assessment.

After the assessment the casualty was transported back to his vessel where the Police further assessed the situation and ensured that the local authorities were made aware of the needs of the casualty. Hemsby Broads Rescue were then stood down and returned to base.

On the following morning, the 21st, Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged again for the same casualty. This time he was in the water and not responding. Hemsby Broads Rescue was tasked to assist in the rescue and also to provide safety cover for the other units on scene, including Bacton and Gorleston Coastguard, the Police, Ambulance, Air Ambulance and Fire Service.

On arrival the casualty was already out of the water and being treated by the medical team. As soon as it was safe to do so the casualty was transported to hospital for further treatment. Hemsby Broads Rescue were stood down and returned to station to prepare for the next call for assistance.

Mental health continues to be a major concern and we all have a role to play in ensuring that the most vulnerable amongst us get the care and attention they need to protect themselves, the public and the emergency services. Our thanks to all involved and for those crew members who remained at the station to assist us with the post incident clean down.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-2-2021 @ 9:29 AM
  Team paged at 21.50 yesterday evening to Sutton Staithe, for a male who had a back injury after falling on a boat.
The team worked with the ambulance service to treat and stretcher the casualty off the boat and into the ambulance.
117/21
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( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-5-2021 @ 5:43 PM
  Team paged at 22.57 last night to Hickling, for a 77 year old male who had fallen from a boat and hurt both legs.
Once on scene the casualty was back on the boat and had a knee injury.
The team assessed the male and it was decided he would rest it up for the night.
Team stood down at 02.30.
#121/21
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steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-6-2021 @ 10:40 AM
  Team paged at 08.21 to Somerton for a male on board a sail boat with chest pains.
Also tasked Hemsby Broads Rescue.
The location was very remote and thanks to a local farmer a slipway was created with his digger.
All teams worked with the ambulance service and the casualty was taken to hospital.
#123/21
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To Rescue
To Save

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steve    -- Aug-7-2021 @ 10:56 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged yesterday morning to a male on board a moored sailing vessel suffering with suspected heart issues. To add to the complication the vessel did not have power due to a mechanical problem. Hemsby Broads Rescue arrived first on scene at Somerton Mill.

While the casualty was in good shape, there was clearly an issue that needed to be investigated. Members of the crew offered first aid assistance, while the rescue boat was launched so that we could tow the casualty vessel to a safe mooring, where the medical team could take over the casualties care.

Also on scene were Bacton and Gorleston Coastguard and the Ambulance Service. Special thanks go to local Farmer Paul Thain and his team who did not hesitate to offer the crew assistance with the launch as the Slipway close by was not available.

Once the casualty was safe with the ambulance service Hemsby Broads Rescued was stood down and the crew returned to base to start the preparations for our annual Lifeboat Day celebrations on Saturday evening and all day Sunday.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-12-2021 @ 1:36 PM
  Team paged at 09.04 this morning to Limekiln Dyke, off Barton Broad for a 69 year old female unwell on board a broads cruiser.
Also tasked Gorleston CRT and Hemsby Broads Rescue.
All teams worked together to locate the casualty and then work with the ambulance service and transfer her to an ambulance.
#130/21
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To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-16-2021 @ 6:47 PM
  Tasked to Hadley Cross & Reedham following a report of a boat adrift.  The vessel pictured here was adrift on the River Yare and collided with the Reedham Chain Ferry.  Our colleagues from Hemsby Broads Rescue on scene with us at Reedham Ferry quickly secured the vessel.  #159/21

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Hylander    -- Aug-17-2021 @ 6:56 AM
  Is there a photo please?    

Women dont nag they just
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steve    -- Aug-17-2021 @ 7:24 PM
  Team paged at 09.07 this morning to Ranworth broad for a 14 year old female who had a suspected broken ankle.
Team did an assessment and it was agreed the family would take her to hospital.
Team stood down.
#134/21
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To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-17-2021 @ 7:26 PM
  For you hylander , sorry for the delay

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Hylander    -- Aug-18-2021 @ 12:46 PM
  Thank you.

Women dont nag they just
point
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M


Karen&Mike    -- Aug-18-2021 @ 3:27 PM
  Oh crikey - the 14 year old at Ranworth must have either been local, or not there by boat if the family where able to take her to hospital themselves as reported.

I assume, by way of the coastguard being involved, that the girl somehow was injured , or fell, in the water? Presumably if the incident/accident was on dry land then only the ambulance service would be needed. If local I suppose they may have been on a boat but had transport close by. Broken ankle - ouch. Poor lass.

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


steve    -- Aug-20-2021 @ 6:21 PM
  Paged at 16.25 to Hoveton for a 93 year old male with chest pains.
The team worked with the ambulance service including taking him off the hire boat to the ambulance.
#135/21
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To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Aug-30-2021 @ 8:28 AM
  Team tasked yesterday evening at 19.49 to Sutton Staithe for a male needing medical help, also tasked Hemsby Broads Rescue.
Hemsby Broads took to the water to locate his boat, they towed the casualty and his boat back to the Staithe where the Coastguard team and ambulance service worked together to get the casualty off the boat and into the ambulance.
#141/21
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steve    -- Sep-1-2021 @ 6:29 AM
  Team paged at 04.00 this morning to Hunters Yard Womack for a female who had fallen on a boat.
The team worked with the ambulance service and stretchered her off the boat and into the awaiting ambulance.
#142/21
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To Save

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steve    -- Sep-1-2021 @ 4:57 PM
  Tasked at 15.51 this afternoon to Broads Edge marina Stalham for a 83 year old female who had fallen into the water from a boat.
Team worked with first responder and ambulance service to check her over and escorted her to the ambulance.
#143/21
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To Rescue
To Save

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steve    -- Sep-4-2021 @ 6:30 PM
  Tasked this morning by Humber for second job of the day to assist the Gorleston ILB and Broads Rangers with a hire cruiser which had run aground on Breydon Water.
The ILB transferred the passengers from the vessel over to the 'Spirit of Breydon' as the tide was falling quite quickly, and were then taken to Yarmouth Yacht Station to be met by ourselves.

All persons on board were safe and well.

*if you see anyone in trouble on the coast or Broards please call 999 and ask for Coastguard.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-7-2021 @ 7:59 PM
  It has been a busy week for Hemsby Lifeboat and in particular our Broads Rescue Boat. We were requested by Humber on the 1st of September at 15:50 to an 85-year-old female, who had fallen into the water at Mill Road in Stalham. Whilst we were on route we got the best news possible. The casualty was out of the water and in safe hands and so we were stood down on route and retuned to base.

On September the 4th at 13:58 we were tasked by Humber coastguard to assist an elderly man who had fallen from his vessel and had a suspected broken arm at Thurne. We were pleased to be informed while on route that the casualty was being looked after by the emergency services on scene and so we were stood down and returned to base.

On September the 5th at 23:43 Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber Coastguard to assist Bacton CGT with a vulnerable male onboard a vessel at Sutton Staithe. Also on scene were the Fire service and Ambulance.

We launched to offer support if needed while the Coastguard team talked to the casualty and escorted him safely to the waiting medical team. Hemsby Broads Rescue were then stood down at around 02:00 and retuned to base to clean down in and prepare for the next emergency call.

Finally, to bring you up to date Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged today, the 7th of September at 11:15 to assist Lowestoft and Gorleston Coastguard teams with the recovery of a pleasure cruiser that had become stuck under the bridge at St Olaves. Members of the boatyard that owned the vessel were also contacted to assist on scene.

Hemsby Broads Rescue transported the engineers with a pump and ballast drums to the vessel where the ballast drums were filled from the river to lower the vessel in the water enough to extricate it from the bridge. Once the vessel and persons on board were safe Hemsby Broads Rescue stood down and returned to base to prepare for the next call.

Our thanks to the Coastguard on scene and to our crew for their hard work during and post each of these incidents.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-7-2021 @ 8:04 PM
  Hm Gorleston report
Tasked today to St Olaves Bridge along with our flank team Lowestoft CRT and Hemsby Lifeboat .

A hire cruiser had got wedged under the bridge at St Olaves.
Hemsby Broads Rescue assisted the crew from Richardsons to lower the cruiser with water barrels just enough to come free.

All persons on board were safe and well.

*If you see anyone in trouble on the sea or Broads please call 999 and ask for Coastguard.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-8-2021 @ 4:08 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged on the 7th of September at 23:35 by Humber Coastguard to assist Norfolk Police with a search for a stolen vessel on Barton Broad. Also on scene were Coastguard teams from Winterton and Bacton.

Hemsby Broads Rescue took onboard a member of the Police team to conduct a search of Barton Broad area, while the Coastguard teams conducted a search from land. After an extensive search nothing was found and Hemsby Broads Rescue were stood down, leaving the Police to continue their investigation.  

Our thanks to all the crew involved with the search and the preparation of all equipment ready for the next call for our assistance, the crew retuned home for a well-earned rest at 02:30 the following morning.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-8-2021 @ 4:47 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged on the 8th of September at 15:35 by Humber Coastguard to reports that a male on board a vessel in the Thurne Dyke area was suffering a suspected Cardiac Arrest.

The crew was able to respond quickly to the call for assistance as some of our crew were already at the Station on essential maintenance.

While on route to the incident we got the good news that the casualty was in the safe hands of the Ambulance service and so we were free to stand down and return to base, to prepare for our regular Wednesday night training.

Our thanks to all the crew in attendance, see you all tonight at training...

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Sep-19-2021 @ 3:34 PM
  Team paged at 11.01 to a broads cruiser on fire at Woodbastwick,  also tasked Hemsby Broads Rescue, Broads Authority and Norfolk Fire Service.
The broads cruiser was located and the Fire Service made the boat safe.
The people on board had already been taken off by members of public and taken to Salhouse Broad.
The team checked over the casualties and arranged for them to be taken back to their boat yard.
#159/21
To Search
To Rescue
To Save

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


BOATERS    -- Sep-19-2021 @ 5:43 PM
  According to the live Brigade  incident feed for  Woodbastwick it was a false alarm caused by mechanical fault ,saw the Fire engine and boat in Horning lunch time  today :

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,


steve    -- Sep-20-2021 @ 1:50 PM
  Sunday the 19th turned into one of our busiest days of the year! Our crew split between spending the day at Lowestoft cooking Herring and raising much needed funds for our continued development, and attending two emergency calls and a maintenance run.

The day for us begun at around 06:30 with a call from the coastguard to assist with the retrieval of an 11m craft that had mechanical problems and was without power on the River Yare near the Mill.

Hemsby Broads Rescue launched from Great Yarmouth and were soon on scene with the vessel and four persons on board. The vessel was taken under tow to a safe mooring at Goodchild Marine, where we were met by the Coastguard teams from Winterton and Gorleston. Once the vessel was in the safe hands of the Coastguard, Hemsby Broads Rescue returned to base to prepare for the day ahead.

While some of the crew prepared for cooking Herring in Lowestoft the crew who were to remain on call took the Broads Vessel to Cess Road for a shakedown. During the recovery phase and while preparing to return to base the Rescue boat was tasked by Humber Coastguard to assist with a Vessel with an engine fire and four persons on board at Horning.

Once at the RV point, the Broads and Fire Service boats were launched with riverside support from Bacton Coastguard teams. Members of the public who had stopped to offer assistance helped to evacuate the family before the emergency services arrived. Also on scene with the casualty vessel was the Broads Authority who also assisted in getting members of the Fire Service on board the vessel to assess the situation. It is believed the issue was mechanical in nature and the problem was restricted to the engine compartment.

Hemsby Broads Rescue remained on Scene with the Broads Authority until the owners were able to send an engineering team to recover the vessel. Meanwhile the Coastguard looked after the welfare of the persons evacuated. Hemsby Broads Rescue was eventually released by the Coastguard once it was clear that all was well, and the owners had taken responsibility for the casualty vessel.

The team returned to base for the clean down and finished just in time to meet with the rest of the crew who had done an amazing job cooking and selling all the Herring at the Lowestoft event.

Together we wall cleaned and washed the catering equipment and went home in the early evening for a well-earned rest. Our thanks to all the crew, on what was a very busy day. Our thanks to the Fire Service, Bacton, Winterton, Gorleston Coastguard teams and the Broads Authority for their support and assistance and a big thankyou to all those who visited the Lowestoft event and bought the freshly cooked Herring, helping us to raise much needed funds.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


steve    -- Oct-4-2021 @ 4:00 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this evening at 1800hrs by Humber Coastguard to reports of a stricken vessel on the River Bure near to Belaugh. It was reported that the vessel was taking on water with eight persons on board, one of whom was a 92 year old female. Hemsby Broads Rescue arrived at the RV point along with the Fire Service who also launched two of their own rescue boats.

Also on scene were members of Bacton and Winterton Coastguard teams, the Ambulance Service and Broads Authority. Hemsby Broads Rescue and the Fire Service arrived on scene and were confronted with the vessel that was 75% under water with the occupants huddled together on the part of the vessel that was not submerged, two of the occupants were half in the water due to the restricted space.

Both Hemsby Broads Rescue and the Fire Service were able to evacuate all eight casualties quickly and efficiently onto their respective boats and transport them back to the RV point, where the Coastguard teams had prepared a floodlit casualty assessment area for immediate aid. All the casualties were quickly assessed and handed over to the Ambulance Service for additional checks and further aid.

Our thanks to all the crew for their professional work and to the Fire Service who were also instrumental along with the Coastguard in this joint services rescue. This was a well-coordinated multi-service operation with faultless teamwork.  Once all the casualties were in the safe hands of the Ambulance Service Hemsby Broads Rescue were stood down and returned to base to washdown and prepare for the next call.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


Hylander    -- Oct-4-2021 @ 6:45 AM
  Hells bells that is not good.   Hope everyone is ok.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


steve    -- Dec-27-2021 @ 10:51 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber Coastguard on Boxing Day at 22;50 hours and did not finish until 06:30 the following morning after a very challenging tasking. The crew were tasked to search for and assist a vessel that was reported to be drifting somewhere between Cantley and Langley Marshes. The vessel was reported to have one person on board who was potentially suffering from a psychological episode.

The casualty vessel was quickly located near the marshes bow first in the bank with one occupant on board. The casualty condition was not helped by a combination of a pre-existing condition and the consumption of alcohol and other substances. Hemsby Broads rescue put three crew members on board the vessel and managed to calm the casualty and safely transit the boat to a safe mooring at Cantley, where Gorleston Coastguard was waiting to assist in the care of the casualty.  

Unfortunately, during the handover from the Hemsby Crew to the Coastguard, the individual became agitated and aggressive. Despite the best efforts of all concerned, the team could not calm the casualty, who proceeded to intimate that they would use a firearm if the crew did not withdraw. Despite the threat, the crew and coastguard continued to offer care to the casualty. A kitchen-style knife was then produced by the casualty, and crew members were threatened with the blade.

To prevent injury to anyone, including the casualty, the crew withdrew to a safe distance hoping the withdrawal would calm the individual. Unfortunately, this simply allowed him to cut his mooring lines and make off back toward Langley Marshes. In his aggressive and agitated state, the Crew requested assistance from the Police, who quickly deployed units to Cantley to offer additional assistance.  Once on scene and fully briefed, Police Officers and the Hemsby Crew searched for the casualty, who was once again located.

During an attempt to calm the casualty, he continued to show aggressive behaviour and threatened all concerned. During this phase of the incident, two Police officers were assaulted, one being bitten and the other receiving a head injury. Other members of the rescue team were also spat at. At this point, it was deemed reasonable force to use a Taser to subdue the casualty, who was then arrested for the welfare of the casualty and others. He was placed in the rescue boat for transit back to Cantley, and during this phase of the operation, a fuel can was thrown at the vessel, and he also managed to kick out and damage the engine.

Once back at Cantley, the individual was taken into custody, and the Rescue boat went back to the scene to pick up the remaining officers and await the arrival of the Ambulance. Once the casualty and Police were all secure, Hemsby Broads Rescue returned to base for wash-down and preparation for their next tasking.

The crew would like to thank the staff at the Reed Cutters for staying late and offering hot drinks to the crew and other services during the incident.

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


JollyRodger    -- Dec-27-2021 @ 11:53 AM
  Thanks for what you and others do. May 2022 be uneventful and safe for you all, we can only hope!

Jolly Roger


Greybeard    -- Dec-27-2021 @ 1:25 PM
  Just imagine how this would have panned out if it had been stateside,

still, on the upside, at least we haven't got to pull down statues and start apologising for everything that took place since the middle ages.

Was it anyone known here, I wonder?


my appearance is down to me, my attitude is down to you.

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JollyRodger    -- Dec-27-2021 @ 2:10 PM
  Was it someone that we know? Maybe Playful Wink , any likely candidates?

Had it happened in America, I recall the words of an American friend, "regretfully my fellow countrymen are prone to making little and big bangs". About sums it up!

Jolly Roger


Greybeard    -- Dec-30-2021 @ 11:58 PM
  https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/man-charged-offences-after-incident-river-yare




my appearance is down to me, my attitude is down to you.


annville    -- Dec-31-2021 @ 3:43 PM
  Hi Steve i cant but think how better of the local community would be to just let him go and commit Hari/Kari. What dreadful behaver. All the people involved are Saints, Perhaps America have got it right. John


steve    -- Feb-17-2022 @ 7:36 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this evening at 17:39 to assist a 27' Vessel near Surlingham Broad that was experiencing difficulties due to the weather conditions; with only one person on board, they were unable to navigate the conditions safely.

Hemsby Broads rescue put crew on board the vessel and managed to get it underway, and the rescue boat escorted the vessel to a safe mooring for the night. Also on scene were Gorleston Coastguard.

Once the vessel was secure, Hemsby Broads Rescue was stood down and returned to base to prepare for the next call.

With high winds expected in the region over the next few days, it is essential to be prepared, ensure your lines are secure and stay safe.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


Hylander    -- Feb-17-2022 @ 8:57 AM
  We knew this weather was coming , have done for days now, it was pitch dark when he was having trouble mooring.    

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



M


steve    -- Feb-22-2022 @ 6:40 PM
 
Great Yarmouth: Cat rescued after it was marooned on river wall

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-60478628

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


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steve    -- Feb-23-2022 @ 9:48 AM
  A bit more to the above call out
Job 28/'22

Gorleston Coastguard Rescue Team were paged at 08:51 on 22/2/2022 to assist Norfolk F&RS for public safety after a cat became stuck in a recess in the iron work of the river wall at Runham Vauxhall.
We made sure members of the public concerned for the animal's welfare were not placing themselves in any danger.
After the animal was rescued from the water by the crew of Gt Yarmouth & Gorleston Inshore Lifeboat a decision was made to land 'Icicle' further upriver.
Meantime, we borrowed a  pet carrier from the RSPCA clinic at Tar Works Rd, met the ILB near Marina Quays on the R Bure to collect the animal and transported it back to be checked over by a vet. Because the owner had it microchipped Icicle was happily reunited quickly with its owner.
Thanks to our RNLI colleagues, NF&RS, the local RSPCA and members of the public who first drew the emergency services attention to the incident.
For once a purr - fect ending!

If you see anyone in trouble along the coast or on the Norfolk Broads please?? 999 and ask for the coastguard.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Mar-11-2022 @ 7:29 AM
  Thurs 10/03/22 , Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged twice today, once in the late afternoon and again in the early evening. At 1735 we were tasked by Humber Coastguard to assist two persons on a rowing boat near Thorpe St Andrew in Norwich, who were in difficulty. Thankfully they were able to get to safety before our arrival, and so the rescue team were stood down and returned to base.

At 1915 we were paged again, but this time to support the Ambulance & Police with two teenagers requiring assistance in the area of Martham Boat Yard. On arrival at the RV, we were informed that both casualties were being looked after by the medical team. Also on scene with the Hemsby were Bacton and Winterton Coastguard Teams.

Once it was clear that the casualties were in safe hands, Hemsby Broads Rescue was stood down and returned to the station to prepare our equipment for the next emergency call.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


This message was edited by steve on Mar-11-22 @ 9:47 AM


steve    -- Mar-14-2022 @ 6:46 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this afternoon to reports of a male in the water near Acle. He had fallen from his Canoe and was in difficulty. We are pleased to say we were stood down before leaving the boathouse as the male had been recovered from the water. For us, that is a perfect outcome.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Mar-18-2022 @ 6:55 AM
  Thurs 17/03/22 Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber tonight to reports of a male in the water, in his car on the River Yare North of Breydon Water. Initial reports indicated that the individual was unresponsive. Hemsby Broads Rescue launched at Great Yarmouth; despite the shallow draft of our rescue boat, conditions were difficult, and damage was sustained from an underwater obstacle.

After talking with other units, it became clear that our best option was to moor the rescue boat and proceed by road to offer assistance, as the boat couldn't get in close to the casualty location.

As more information became available, it was clear that the casualty had, in fact, jumped into the water to avoid the Police. Once Hemsby was on scene, it was confirmed that the casualty was in Police custody, so Hemsby Broads Rescue was stood down.

Our thanks to all the other services on scene who were instrumental in bringing this incident to a safe and satisfactory conclusion, including the Police, The Transport Police, Network Rail, Winterton and Gorleston Coastguard teams.

Our thanks also to our team, who had a bigger than usual clean-up job to complete back at the Lifeboat station due to the amount of mud collected and damage sustained.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


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steve    -- Mar-19-2022 @ 12:27 PM
  Little bit more in regards to the above last shout

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Apr-8-2022 @ 8:29 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged early afternoon yesterday by Humber to reports of a Leisure craft on fire and drifting toward Norwich close to the Waters Edge Public House. It was reported that there were four people on board needing assistance.

Luckily the Broads Authority were close by and able to get on scene promptly and offer assistance. Also attending the incident were Bacton Coastguard teams and the Norfolk Fire Service.

Members of the Fire Service were able to identify a mechanical fault creating smoke, but there was no sign of actual fire or fire damage. Hemsby ensured that the vessel was moored securely and all persons on board were safe and well. Once the Bacton team arrived on scene, Hemsby Broads Rescue was stood down and returned to base to prepare for the next emergency.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Apr-15-2022 @ 6:11 AM
  There were a busy couple of days for the Hemsby Lifeboat Crew, with two emergency calls spanning two days on the 13th and 14th of April. It started with a call for assistance from the Coastguard at 21:15 to search for a 63-year-old vulnerable female in Cantley. Also involved in the operation were Lowestoft and Gorleston Coastguard teams and the Police and Fire service.

After an extensive search with nothing found, we received the word from the Police that the female had returned home and was safe and well. The Hemsby team headed back to base and washed down in preparation for the next Emergency, closing down at 0340 on the 14th.

At 21:30 on the 14th, we were paged again to reports of a man in the water at Mill Farm Acle; reports suggested he had fallen from his vessel and had been in the water for up to 30 minutes. When Hemsby Broads Rescue arrived on scene, the male had already been pulled from the water. Our initial review of his condition confirmed that he was early-stage hypothermic, and immediate assistance was given.

The Casualty was transferred to the rescue boat and transported to the emergency services RV point. Also on scene were Bacton Coast Guard and the Fire and Ambulance services. The casualty was handed over to the medical team for further assistance while Hemsby transported members of the Fire service from the casualty’s vessel to the RV. We then returned to the boat and transported it under escort to a safe mooring. Once everyone was safe, and off the water, Hemsby Broads Rescue stood down and returned to base to prepare for the next emergency. The crew returned home at around 23:00.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Apr-21-2022 @ 12:41 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue had back-to-back calls for assistance late yesterday afternoon. The first call came in at 14:38 from Humber Coastguard. There were reports of a vessel drifting on the River Ant. Hemsby Broads Rescue located the vessel, which appeared to be abandoned and relocated under tow to a safe mooring at How Hill.

Once stood down from the drifting vessel, Hemsby Broads Rescue were re-tasked to assist a male onboard a vessel with a suspected broken ankle. Once on scene, it was decided that the casualty would be best off moved in situ on his boat rather than moving him to the rescue boat to minimise the risk of aggravating the injury. The Vessel was escorted back to Herbert Woods to the waiting Ambulance and Coastguard crews.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Apr-24-2022 @ 12:06 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged today at 06:00 by Humber coastguard at the request from Gorleston Lifeboat to Breydon water, to reports of 2 stricken vessels run aground and listing. Gorleston ILB couldn’t get in close enough to assist with evacuation so quickly requested us with our flat bottom broads lifeboat. We managed to get alongside and proceeded to evacuate 5 P.O.B 1 six month old baby, a rabbit and 2 dogs. Whilst we were carrying out the evacuation, Gorleston ILB and Everitt Marine  Services held off for us to transfer the P.O.B and pets to their boats for safe transit to Yarmouth Yacht station. The tide was going out so the rescue was time critical. The 2nd vessel was not accessible by boat so Rescue 912 (HM Coastguard Helicopter) was tasked to carry out the evacuation of 10 P.O.B. While this was going on ourselves and Gorleston ILB held off as safety cover, once all P.O.B where lifted to safety we where stood down and returned to station.
A Great Multi agency effort with ourselves, Gorleston Coastguards, ILB and Rescue 912.

Total life’s saved 15

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Apr-24-2022 @ 12:06 PM
  No2 pic

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Apr-24-2022 @ 12:07 PM
  No3 pic

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Apr-24-2022 @ 4:22 PM
  More info to the above
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/great-yarmouth-breydon-water-coastguard-rescue-8917366

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


Cocklegat    -- Apr-25-2022 @ 10:36 AM
  First of all, well done to all concerned in this rescue. What is really interesting about this is the amount of resources devoted to what, in years gone by, would have been seen as not requirung the same response. Most of the equipment used with the exception of the helicopter seems to have been ineffective in reaching the hire boat. I also note that no mention is made of the BA's boat. It is a common mishap for boats and particualy hire boats to get stuck on the mud on Breydon (Its happened to me on my own boat in the past on more than one occasion!) So rather than having this heavy and expensive response, perhaps we should be looking at having equipment readily available that can evacuate people from this kind of situation. Now I am no expert on what is needed but perhaps experimental use of rescue sled type equipment used in flood rescue, along with other ideas should be investigated. In this particular rescue simply waiting for high tide with boat assistance standing by to pull the boat off would have sufficed. It would however have been a very different outcome in the case of a boat aground and on fire, where having readily available equipment able to be deployed swiftly would be essential.


Stingers    -- Apr-25-2022 @ 11:17 AM
  Yes, with all these mudflats I would have expected the BA to be equipped with a small hovercraft, which would be able to go anywhere.

Andy


annville    -- Apr-25-2022 @ 11:43 AM
  Hi Steve Yes why is it deemed necessary to evacuate people when all they need do is wait 6 hours for tide to change, i cant see that it is a emergency situation requiring this sort of response in day light hours with sun shinning and calm conditions. Am i missing something, Did they use it as a training exercise?. John


Dykedweller    -- Apr-25-2022 @ 12:05 PM
  Andy
Firstly the BA is not an emergency organisation. Secondly do you think that tolls income should be spent on purchasing a very expensive piece of equipment like a hovercraft with the costs of housing, maintenance, training and staffing for the rare occasions it might be useful? I can’t remember any previous occasions when it has been deemed necessary to winch people off boats stuck on Breydon.



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steve    -- Apr-25-2022 @ 1:10 PM
  Afternoon all
I have posted another updated edp article on this link provided ,to encourage debate on there and let this section continue with broads related call outs, hope understand,  thank you
http://the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=22&Topic=44877


steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


Alone1    -- Apr-25-2022 @ 3:49 PM
  Also it was 5am. Do you think Breydon should be patrolled at that time? If so who pays for the extra staff and the double shifts of fuel? You guessed it - your tolls! boat-sail

Bob Huppendoun

There would be no life without water!!!


steve    -- Apr-26-2022 @ 2:49 PM
  HM Coastguard,  version 2 days ago

"04.30 Sunday 24th April. Tasked to two boats grounded in the shallows of Breydon water. Following a successful joint services operation involving Gorleston & Lowestoft Coastguard Search and Rescue teams, Gorleston RNLI, Hemsby Broads Rescue and a Coastguard helicopter & crew, 16 people, 1 baby, 2 dogs and 1 pet rabbit were safely rescued and brought ashore."

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Apr-27-2022 @ 3:20 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue (Broads Marley) was paged today to a assist a vessel that had suffered a fouled prop. The EMS vessel had recovered the 2 casualty vessels that days earlier had run aground, but then hit problems themselves calling for help.
Hemsby broads rescue quickly arrived on scene and it was decided to deploy our rescue sled due to the depth of water. We made way to the striken vessel and got the casualty onboard the sled and made way back to the broads lifeboat. The casualty was taken to the EMS second vessel.

Prior to us arriving on scene the Spirit of Breydon had been patrolling in the area, they spotted the EMS vessel in difficulty so offered assistance and tried to manoeuvre their boat to try to create a wash of water in hope that it would free up the stricken vessel to re float then tow them back into the channel, but as the tide was going out the water levels were far too low to do this so they could only hold off and monitor the situation until we arrived.

Hemsby would like to say thank you to the Spirit of Breydon for the assistance along with Gorleston Coastguard

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- May-16-2022 @ 4:26 PM
  https://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/great-yarmouth-and-gorleston-lifeboat-help-vessel-8963718?fbclid=IwAR3gkAMnMSp3sRdJnoWgt0BiaIibmRBMUYIhEv0gwukOdEAHeHqbT9Bmg0Q

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- May-23-2022 @ 8:44 AM
  A busy day for the Crew on Sunday through to the early hours of Monday morning. A successful training session focusing on towing skills with our rescue boats on Breydon Water took us into the early afternoon.

This was followed by a mid-afternoon tasking from Humber Coastguard to assist a vessel with two people on board who had become stranded in the reeds at Hickling Broad due to engine failure. The vessel was taken under tow, putting our earlier training to good use, to a safe mooring at Cess Road, where we were met by Bacton and Winterton Coastguard teams.

It transpired that one of the occupants had some mobility restrictions. So the Crew agreed to help the casualties further by taking them under tow to their own moorings at Potter Heigham. Our thanks to the Coastguard teams, who were only too happy to work with us on this extra leg and relocated to the mooring to ensure the vessel was safely moored and the occupants were safe and well.

The crew then returned to the boathouse and washed down, refuelled, and ready for the next call for assistance. This came sooner than expected, and we were tasked by Humber Coastguard at 23:30 to a male who had fallen from his vessel at Reedham and could not get out of the water.

Also on scene were the Norfolk Police, Fire Service, Ambulance and Coastguard Teams. On arrival, it was decided that the rescue boat would not be needed, and the Fire Service were able to retrieve the male using a ladder. Once he was safe and in the care of the ambulance and it was clear that there was no further risk, Hemsby Stood down and returned to base to clean down and prepare for the next emergency.

We thank all involved in both incidents and for the professional collaboration to get the job done without injury or loss.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- May-26-2022 @ 7:59 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged by Humber on Wednesday lunchtime to calls for assistance from the Norfolk Ambulance Service, who was dealing with a gentleman out walking with family and friends who suffered a medical episode that rendered him unable to continue with his journey.

Due to the location, it was not straightforward for the medics to extract the casualty, so Hemsby was tasked to locate the casualty and the paramedic who was attending and extract them to the waiting Ambulance at Ludham Bridge.

The closest the rescue boat could get to the casualty was approximately half a kilometre. With the assistance of the Broads Authority Ranger, who was also on scene, a safe mooring was located. We were then able to evacuate the casualty by stretcher to the boat. Along with his wife and the medic, we transported them back to Ludham Bridge to the waiting Ambulance.

Unfortunately, one of the walkers, a 91-year-old female (who was described as spritely), had walked off before emergency services arrived to seek assistance for her friends and had not been seen since. She was reported missing, and with this development, Hemsby Broads Rescue was retasked along with Gorleston Coastguard Team and the Broads Authority Rangers to conduct a search for the missing woman.  

We were later informed she was found safe and well at her hotel during the search, no worse for wear. She had managed to walk all the way back without incident.

Our thanks to the Broads Authority for their assistance during the entire operation and for the help of the Ambulance crews and Gorleston CGT. This was a pleasing outcome as all persons involved were safe and in good hands.

Hemsby Broads Rescue stood down and returned to the station just in time for our regular Wednesday training session and preparations for the Lifeboat Fireworks event on Friday for the Queens Jubilee celebrations. Our sincere thanks to all involved.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Jun-1-2022 @ 9:12 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this afternoon at 12:15 by Humber Coastguard to assist in the evacuation of a female casualty who had lost her footing while alighting from a leisure craft at Ranworth Broad, resulting in an open fracture to her ankle.

Hemsby Broads Rescue assisted the Ambulance and Air Ambulance crew along with Bacton Coastguard and a Ranger from the Broads Authority with the safe evacuation of the casualty onto the Air Ambulance.

Once the Casualty had departed the scene for further treatment at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Hemsby Broads Rescue, Bacton Coastguard, and the Broads Authority escorted the vessel to a safe mooring. A location was located that allowed the casualty's partner to follow on by road to be with his partner at the hospital.

Hemsby Broads Rescue then returned to Station to prepare the equipment for the next call for assistance. Our thanks to all involved in another well-executed multi-agency rescue operation. On behalf of the crew, we wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


steve    -- Jun-14-2022 @ 6:47 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged this morning by Humber Coastguard to assist Gorleston ILB with the evacuation of two persons on board a cruiser that had run aground on Breydon Water.

Due to tide conditions, it was not possible for the Gorleston ILB to get close enough to the stricken vessel and so Hemsby Broads Rescue used their vessel to get within meters of the stranded vessel and then launched our rescue sled with two crew on board, which was able to come alongside the casualty vessel and extract the occupants and their property.

The first occupant was then transferred to Gorleston ILB while the Broads Unit returned to recover the second person. The ILB  and Broads Boat then transported the causalities to the yacht station, where they were handed over to the Gorleston Coastguard team. Also on scene offering assistance was the Broads Authority.

This was another fine example of RNLI and Independent Lifeboats working together with the Coastguard and Broads Authority to effect a smooth and well-executed rescue.

We thank the Crew of 'John Rowntree',  the Broads Authority Crew on 'The Spirit Of Breydon', and the Gorleston Coastguard Team.  

Once the casualties were safe, Hemsby was released from the incident and returned to station to prepare for the next request for help.

Finally, thank you, Gorleston Lifeboat for the use of the photographic images for this post.





Two people rescued after hire boat runs aground

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/hire-cuiser-runs-aground-great-yarmouth-9037402

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


This message was edited by steve on Jun-14-22 @ 7:50 PM


steve    -- Jun-15-2022 @ 10:55 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged again last night at 22:25 to reports of concerns for the welfare of the occupant of a leisure craft that was seen to be moving erratically in the area of Mill Farm Moorings; the informant then witnessed the vessel head into the reeds and stop. With no visible signs of life, the informant was rightly concerned about the welfare of the occupants and raised the alarm.

Also paged was Gorleston CGT. On arrival at the casualty vessel, there were no signs of life, and the boat's position indicated a deliberate mooring rather than a medical emergency. Two crew members boarded the boat after first trying to attract the occupants' attention, as the CGT had done since their arrival on the opposite bank.

LIke the CGT, the Hemsby Crew got no response, so the decision. was made to enter the cabin and investigate further. A male occupant was found asleep in bed. It was ascertained that he was fit and well and had decided to moor in the reeds on the river's bend rather than pay the £8 mooring fee required to moor in a designated area.

Once the CGT were happy that the occupant was safe and well, Hemsby Rescue was stood down and returned to base to wash down and prepare for the next call. Our thanks to all the crew involved.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


Hylander    -- Jun-16-2022 @ 5:41 AM
  Where are Mill Farm moorings please.

Edited because it is early and I named the farm incorrectly.

Women dont nag they just
point
things out...



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This message was edited by Hylander on Jun-16-22 @ 7:28 AM


steve    -- Jun-16-2022 @ 12:50 PM
  Last night during Training, Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged to assist the Coastguard with the evacuation of a female on board a leisure craft with three other persons. She had a suspected broken arm due to a fall on board the vessel and was distressed and in considerable pain. Also on scene were Bacton Coastguard.

Hemsby Broads Rescue launched from Horning and headed toward Decoy Broad to offer assistance and escort the vessel to a safe mooring where care for the casualty could be provided. Once the casualty vessel had been identified, three crew members were put on board to care for the casualty and to pilot and prepare the boat for mooring, while the remaining crew acted as an escort back to Horning, where Bacton Coastguard Team had secured a mooring.

On arrival, Bacton acted quickly and efficiently to secure the vessel and care for the occupants. Hemsby was released and returned to base to maintain and prepare equipment for the next call for assistance.

Our thanks to the Bacton Coastguard Team and those members of our team who remained on station to support the rescue and assist in the post-rescue maintenance.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


hedgehog    -- Jun-17-2022 @ 9:56 PM
  "and had decided to moor in the reeds on the river's bend rather than pay the £8 mooring fee required to moor in a designated area" -  Not really sure it was necessary to mention reason, would have been sufficient to say that the occupant was safe and well.


steve    -- Jun-17-2022 @ 10:32 PM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was pager just after 1800 this evening by Humber Coastguard to assist a broken-down vessel with two persons on board on Catfield Dyke off Hickling Broad. Also called to assist was Bacton Coastguard Team.

On locating the leisure craft, Hemsby Broads Rescue put two crew members on board and took the vessel under tow to its original mooring on the Dyke. The Bacton team assisted with the mooring and secured the vessel. Hemsby Broads Rescue was then released to return to base to prepare for the next call for assistance. But not before the wife of one of the CGT provided some much-needed cold refreshment in the form of Ice Lollies Smile

Our thanks to Bacton and our crew, including those who stayed at the station to assist with the clean-down.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


Karen&Mike    -- Jun-18-2022 @ 10:28 AM
  Hedgehog , I think it was very relevant to mention the backstory in relation to this particular callout. The time is also important - almost 10:30 pm a boat disappears into the reeds.

To me this demonstrates an unnecessary use of the services as a result of  lazy ( wouldn’t pay to moor!) helmsmanship. This meant the rescue crew were unavailable for emergencies at that time. This sort of behaviour needs to be highlighted. Helming erratically, after dark, then ignoring a mooring due to the cost and sticking a boat into the reeds for the night is likely to become the subject of criticism. I hasten to add I do not blame the person who made the call.

Happy to start a new thread on this topic so as not to hijack this thread,  which is essentially a reporting log only.

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"

This message was edited by Karen&Mike on Jun-18-22 @ 11:32 AM


Marshman    -- Jun-18-2022 @ 10:44 AM
  And it seems to have become a free breakdown service! I wonder what "danger" could befall the occupants in Catfield Dyke - I suppose they could have been attacked by a bittern or untamed bearded tit!


steve    -- Jun-21-2022 @ 8:08 AM
  Humber Coastguard paged Hemsby Broads Rescue to assist a vessel with a fouled prop at St Benet's Abbey late afternoon on the 20th of June. Thankfully, the vessel was able to get underway without further assistance, so Hemsby Broads Rescue stood down on route and returned to base.



steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


Paladine    -- Jun-21-2022 @ 8:50 AM
 
"And it seems to have become a free breakdown service!"

Doesn't it just! Called out as an emergency for a fouled prop at St Benet's? On a hot summer's day. Not exactly the back-of-beyond or dangerous tidal waters.

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steve    -- Jun-26-2022 @ 7:23 AM
  Hemsby Broads Rescue was paged at 20:24 on the 25th of June by Humber Coastguard to assist a Motor Cruiser which had experienced engine difficulties near St Olaves with two persons on board.

Also on scene was the Gorleston Coastguard team. Once it was established that the persons on board were fit and well, a member of the Hemsby crew boarded the vessel to assist with the piloting of the Cruiser, which was taken under tow by Hemsby Broads Rescue and relocated to a safe mooring at St Olaves. The occupants secured the vessel with assistance from the Coastguard team.

Hemsby Broads Rescue was then stood down and returned to the station to prepare the equipment for the next emergency call. We thank Gorleston Coastguard for their assistance and our crew members who remained at the station to assist with the washdown and equipment preparation.

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


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