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Welcome to Wells RNLI

Wells-next-the-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Station houses an all-weather lifeboat and an inshore lifeboat to save lives and assist with emergencies around Wells and off the North Norfolk coast. Manned by volunteer crews, the boats are ready to launch within minutes, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. This website will tell you more about the station and give you a taste of what we do and the traditions of the lifeboat service.

Recent Services

23 August 2015
15:26

The ILB was paged after a member of the public called Humber Coastguard reporting two persons on bodyboards being blown offshore in the vicinity of Brancaster harbour in a fresh SSE wind. The ILB launched at 15:36 but was stood down two minutes later after the first informant reported that the two boarders had managed to get ashore safely. The lifeboat returned to station and was ready again for service at 15:45.

Weather Part cloudy Visibility Good Wind SSE4-5 Sea Slight

23 August 2015
10:44

A launch request for the ILB was received at 10:42 after a party of 2 adults, 4 children and a dog informed Humber Coastguard they were cut off by the tide on Bob Hall's Sand after spending the night camping on the East hills. With the casualties visible from the boathouse, the ILB launched at 10:51 and was on scene two minutes later. The ILB landed one adult and four children at the boathouse and then returned to collect the remaining adult, dog and an inflatable dinghy. The ILB was re-housed, re-fuelled and ready for service at 11:20.

Weather Part cloudy Visibility Good Wind E4-5 Sea Slight

The ILB back in harbour with Peter Duck, 14 August 2015

The ILB back in harbour with Peter Duck, 14 August 2015

14 August 2015
15:45

Humber Coastguard requested a lifeboat launch at 06:53 to assist a 28ft yacht Peter Duck with mechanical failure near the entrance to Wells harbour and 4 persons on board. She had left Wells harbour on the flood and was heading East. The ILB launched at 07:07 and was alongside the casualty at 07:16 A crew member was put on board to attach the tow and the vessel was towed back into Wells harbour and moored on the quayside pontoons. The ILB returned to station and was re-housed and ready for service at 08:40. Peter Duck is a historic yacht built in 1945 for Arthur Ransome, author of the Swallows and Amazons books.

Weather Sea fog Visibility 1/2 to 1 mile Wind NE2 Sea Smooth

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The Great Superhero Run

Tue 25 Aug 2015

Running for the lifeboats... from Norfolk to Newcastle!

Running for the lifeboats... from Norfolk to Newcastle!

UPDATE: The lads arrive in Wells on day 3 of their epic journey...

UPDATE: The lads arrive in Wells on day 3 of their epic journey...

The lads take a well-earned break with members of the Wells crew (29/8/15)

The lads take a well-earned break with members of the Wells crew (29/8/15)

RNLI fund raisers Iron Man (John Figiel), Batman (Lee Jones) and Spiderman (Paul Greensides) are set to take part in the 2015 Great North Run... but to get to the start line they are taking on the incredible challenge of running over 400 miles in 18 days from Norfolk to Newcastle, visiting 15 east coast lifeboat stations on the way!

This 'marathon of marathons' starts on Thursday 27th August at 10am from Great Yarmouth & Gorleston lifeboat station and should, if all goes to plan, pass through Wells on the coast path and down the beach bank on Saturday, with a leg from Sheringham to Burnham Deepdale.

To find out more, please see their Facebook page... www.facebook.com/greatsuperherorun

The team has already raised over £10,000 for the RNLI. Please look out and give them a cheer as they pass if you can or add to their fabulous fundraising with a donation at the link below.

And good luck guys from all of us here at Wells RNLI...

  Support Spidey and his pals...

Wells Skydivers present cheque for over £5500

Wed 26 Aug 2015

Jill Scillitoe skydiving for the Wells Shannon Lifeboat Appeal in May

Jill Scillitoe skydiving for the Wells Shannon Lifeboat Appeal in May

Coxswain Allen Frary receives the cheque from Jill and Kieron

Coxswain Allen Frary receives the cheque from Jill and KieronSteve Norris

Wells crew with Jill and Kieron at Wells Sailing Club on 23 August

Wells crew with Jill and Kieron at Wells Sailing Club on 23 AugustSteve Norris

Great-grandmother Jill Scillitoe and her son Kieron presented a cheque for over £5500 to the crew of Wells lifeboat at a presentation luncheon on Sunday.

Jill and Kieron made their parachute jump on 15 May at Beccles Airfield in aid of the Wells Shannon Lifeboat Appeal. Normally Jill prefers less demanding hobbies like gardening, reading and knitting but she was undeterred and raised £5,561.88. She said, "It was fantastic, people have been so generous. I couldn’t have raised this amount by just falling out of a plane without the support of Wells people. It shows just how much they value the lifeboat." She and Kieron put on the presentation luncheon at Wells Sailing Club as a way of saying 'thank you' to all the people who have generously supported their efforts... and to the crew for giving them a good reason to do a skydive.

RNLI Chief Executive Paul Boissier said: "I think Jill was incredibly brave and I can't thank her and Kieron enough for being willing to jump out of an aeroplane to raise money for the RNLI. It's only through the dedication and support of people like Jill that our charity is able to fund the lifesaving work of our volunteer lifeboat crews. I'd like to offer my thanks to all those people who have helped raise money for a new lifeboat at Wells-next-the-Sea."

 

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Open evenings

As usual, we're holding open evenings at the boathouse on Wednesday nights throughout the school summer holidays from 6.30pm to around 9pm. There'a chance to learn a bit about the station's history and how we operate and to meet the crew and to step aboard the all-weather lifeboard. Children usually also get a chance to try on some of our kit and to get a close up look at our inshore lifeboat.

Charity Golf Match
at Weston Park

We're holding our popular Charity Golf Day at Weston Park again this year on 27 August, with funds being raised towards the new Shannon class Lifeboat for Wells. Team entries are invited and we'd also like to hear from anyone who wants to sponsor a hole or donate a raffle prize... for more information or to download a poster or entry form, see our event listing.

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