Happisburgh Lifeboat called out to investgate mystery yellow and green object
Today 22 June 2019 Happisburgh Coastwatch lookout saw an object off the coast off Happisburgh, they in turn called UK Coastguard who informed our volunteers.
Cubitt Siely, Lifeboat Operations Manager, set the pagers off at 4:11pm and the Station’s Atlantic Howard Bell was on the water in ten minutes, with Charlotte Siely on the helm and Martin Gibbs, Chris Rigsby and Louise Brooks as crew. After ten minutes they found the the object off Bacton which turned out to be a twelve foot string of sixty yellow and green balloons. These were recovered from the water before the crew carried out a search of the area but found nothing more.
Howard Bell then returned to Station and was recovered and made ready for service again by 5:10pm.
Charlotte Siely said “if anyone loses balloons or inflatables that then get blown out to sea please call UK Coastguard and inform them of what has been lost”.
Today’s call out was the second for Chris Rigsby and Louise Brooks, two of our newer volunteers.