ON 1287 LESTER Lifeboat - 20 Jun, 2015

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Coastguard call received at 11 53 asking for the launch of both lifeboats. A report had been received that a diver was missing off the Weybourne coast.

The shout call came through at 11 53 and the pagers were immediately sounded. A request for both boats to be launched had been received and the Inshore boat 'George and Muriel' was off the slipway at 12 03. It was followed almost immediately by the All Weather boat 'Lester' at 12 10.
A group of three divers had left Weybourne earlier and it was reported that one of the divers had not returned. After a thorough search of the area, when nothing was found, a call was received to say that the party were not at sea but had been located on the clifftops
At 12 23 the Inshore boat returned to station , was stood down and made ready for its next service call.
'Lester' returned shortly afterwards and was stood down at 12 45. The shore crew quickly washed down the boat and it too was made ready for the next shout.

Boat Crew:  Ady Barker, Chris Key, Martin Steward, Paul Watling, Pete Stokes, Richard 'Nelson' Kirk, Steve Barrett
Shore Crew:  Chris Gill, Paul Russell, Steve Guest

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