Happisburgh volunteers had an early start on Sunday the 21st October when the pagers went off at 8am. Humber Coastguard requested the launch of the stations Atlantic lifeboat to go to the aid of a small fishing boat 3 miles south east of the station which had lost power.
Four minutes later the “Howard bell” was on the water with Charlotte Siely at the helm and Tim Grimmer, Cubit Siely and Sean Thurston as crew.
On arrival at the casualty one crew member was placed onboard the fishing boat, which was then taken in tow and returned to Sea Palling.
Then were no casualty’s and the whole operation went without any problems.
“Howard Bell” then returned to station before carrying on to Cromer to carry out an exercise with Cromer Lifeboat,