Wells Lifeboat  RNLI Lifeboats Wells Norfolk UK
Wells Lifeboat

Services

2019

14-Sep-19
D-797
ILB
3 PERSONS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 3

10-Sep-19
ON1161
ALB
PLUTO YACHT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 4

26-Aug-19
D-797
ILB
YACHT

STRANDED
GAVE ASSISTANCE
Landed 2

18-Aug-19
D-797
ILB
4 PERSONS AND 2 DOGs CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 4

17-Aug-19
ON1161
ALB
PHAEDRA YACHT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 2

4-Aug-19
ON1161
ALB
JANOLIAN MOTOR BOAT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
WITH ASSISTANCE
OF SHERINGHAM LIFEBOAT
Brought in 2

29-Jul-19
D-797
ILB
ALPHA BETA MOTOR CRUISER

CAUGHT ON FISHING GEAR
ESCORTED
WITH ASSISTANCE
OF CROMER LIFEBOAT
Brought in 2

21-Jul-19
D-797
ILB
KIRA SMALL POWER BOAT

BEACHED, OUT OF FUEL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 2

18-Jul-19
D-797
ILB
2 PERSONS AND DOG CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 2

16-Jul-19
ON1161
ALB
WALRUS YACHT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
WITH ASSISTANCE
OF CROMER LIFEBOAT
Brought in 2

7-Jul-19
ON1161
ALB
BIG OLD CAT POWER BOAT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 2

6-Jul-19
D-797
ILB
RIB

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 4

3-Jul-19
D-797
ILB
2 SWIMMERS

MAY BE TROUBLE
FOUND ASHORE
GAVE ADVICE

24-Jun-19
D-797
ILB
BLUE CELESTE INJURED CREW MEMBER

BACK INJURY FROM FALL
GAVE ASSISTANCE

15-Jun-19
D-797
ILB
RIB

MACHNRY FAIL
OTHERS COPED
NL CANCELLED

31-May-19
D-797?
ILB
INJURED PERSON BLAKENEY

FALLEN FROM QUAY
OTHERS COPED

18-Apr-19
D-797
ILB
5 PERSONS

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 5

21-Feb-19
ON1161
ALB
EFFIE EX-FISHING BOAT

GROUNDED
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 2

17-Feb-19
D-797
ILB
PERSON AND DOG CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 1

13-Jan-19
D-797
ILB
WINDSURFER IN DIFFICULTY

MADE OWN WAY ASHORE
CHECKED ALL SAFE

12-Jan-19
D-797
ILB
MISSING PERSON WELLS

AREA SEARCH
BODY FOUND AND LANDED

2018

6-Nov-18
D-797
ILB

LAUNCHED TO ASSIST EMERGENCY SERVICES AT EAST END WELLS
GAVE ASSISTANCE

5-Nov-18
ON1161
ALB
LAINEY FISHING BOAT

SANK
TWO PERSONS RECOVERED FROM WATER AND TRANSFERRED TO HELICOPTER

17-Oct-18
D-797
ILB
PERSON REPORTED MORSTON MARSHES

MAY BE TRBLE
AREA SEARCH

26-Sep-18
D-797
ILB
PERSON CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 1

10-Sep-18
D-797
ILB
SMALL TENDER

MAN AND DOG OVERBOARD
WELLS QUAY
BROUGHT IN
Landed 1

26-Aug-18
D-797
ILB
SMALL POWER BOAT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
CREW LANDED ASHORE
Landed 4

26-Jul-18
D-797
ILB
PERSONS CUT OFF

2 INCIDENTS WELLS
LANDED
Landed 3

26-Jul-18
ON1161
ALB
PERSEPHONE MOTOR BOAT

MACHNRY FAIL
UNDER TOW HUNSTANTON LIFEBOAT
BROUGHT IN
Landed 2

22-Jul-18
D-797
ILB
MISSING PERSON WELLS

MAY BE IN WATER
RECOVERED SAFE FROM WATER IN OUTER HARBOUR
Landed 1

15-Jul-18
D-797
ILB
KAYAK

MAY BE TRBLE
FOUND SAFE ASHORE
NL CANCELLED

1-Jul-18
D-797
ILB
INJURED PERSON WELLS

NL CANCELLED
ASSISTED ON FOOT AND
WITH SOFTRAK VEHICLE

30-Jun-18
D-797
ILB
INJURED PERSON BLAKENEY

STOOD DOWN EN ROUTE
OTHERS COPED

29-Jun-18
ON1161
ALB
REPORT OF STRANDED BOAT

MAY BE TRBLE
AREA SEARCH

29-Jun-18
D-797
ILB
REPORT OF STRANDED BOAT

MAY BE TRBLE
AREA SEARCH

26-Jun-18
D-797
ILB
TWO PERSONS AND DOG CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 2

17-Jun-18
D-797
ILB
MISSING PERSON TITCHWELL

MAY BE TRBLE
AREA SEARCH

9-Jun-18
ON1161
ALB
MIA BLUE FISHING BOAT

STEERING FAILURE
TOWED IN
Brought in 2

19-May-18
D-797
ILB
YACHT

MACHNRY FAIL
OTHERS COPED
NL CANCELLED

20-Apr-18
D-797
ILB
REPORT OF CRIES FOR HELP FROM MARSHES

MAY BE TRBLE
AREA SEARCH
NOTHING FOUND

29-Mar-18
D-797
ILB
PERSON REPORTED CUT OFF

MAY BE TRBLE
AREA SEARCH
NOTHING FOUND

22-Feb-18
ON1161
ALB
MA FREEN FISHING BOAT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 3

14-Jan-18
D-797
ILB
PERSON REPORTED CUT OFF

MAY BE TRBLE
FALSE ALARM
FOUND SAFE ASHORE

3-Jan-18
ON1161
ALB
VALKYRIE FISHING BOAT

PARTED MOORING &
HARD AGROUND
STOOD BY

2017

27-Sep-17
D-797
ILB
SPIRIT YACHT

STRANDED
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 1

27-Sep-17
ON1163
ALB
SPIRIT YACHT

STRANDED
NOT REQUIRED
STOOD DOWN BEFORE LAUNCH

18-Sep-17
ON1163
ALB
SPEEDWELL TUG & TWO BARGES

STEERING DIFFICULTIES
ADVERSE CONDITIONS
GAVE ASSISTANCE

20-Aug-17
D-797
ILB
PERSONS CUT OFF

6 INCIDENTS WELLS, BRANCASTER, TITCHWELL
LANDED/ASSISTED
Landed 22

30-Jul-17
D-797
ILB
MOTOR VEHICLE IN WATER

SUNK AT SLIPWAY
MAY BE TROUBLE
OCCUPANT SAFE
ASSISTED WITH RECOVERY

29-Jul-17
D-797
ILB
SAILING DINGHY

REPORTED OVERDUE
AT BURNHAM OVERY
FOUND SAFE ASHORE
NL CANCELLED

20-Jul-17
ON1161
ALB
MERAMONTE YACHT

MACHNRY FAIL /
UNDER TOW SKEGNESS LIFEBOAT
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 1

20-Jul-17
ON1161
ALB
SABENA H 65' BARGE

ADVERSE CONDITIONS
BROUGHT IN
WITH ASSISTANCE FRANK T
Brought in 2

20-Jul-17
ON1161
ALB
SEA MIST MOTOR YACHT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 2

11-Jul-17
D-797
ILB
KAYAK

IN DIFFICULTY BLAKENEY
LANDED
Landed 2

8-Jul-17
D-797
ILB
THREE PERSONS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 3

7-Jul-17
D-797
ILB
FISH TAILS SMALL MOTOR BOAT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 1

7-Jul-17
D-797
ILB
PERSON REPORTED CUT OFF

CUT OFF
FALSE ALARM

6-Jul-17
D-797
ILB
DOUBLE TROUBLE MOTOR BOAT

UNDER TOW CROMER LIFEBOAT
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 6

25-Jun-17
ON1161
ALB
SMALL DINGHY

MAN OVERBOARD
ADVERSE CONDITIONS
SUPPORTED ILB

25-Jun-17
D-797
ILB
SMALL DINGHY

MAN OVERBOARD
ADVERSE CONDITIONS
LANDED
Landed 2

18-Jun-17
D-797
ILB
LOOSE CANON SMALL POWER BOAT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN

25-May-17
D-797
ILB
PERSON REPORTED CUT OFF

CUT OFF
FALSE ALARM
STOOD DOWN

15-May-17
D-797
ILB
MISSING PERSONS

AREA SEARCH
FOUND ASHORE

1-May-17
D-797
ILB
SHARPIE SAILING DINGHY

CAPSIZED & DISMASTED
GAVE ASSISTANCE

11-Apr-17
D-797
ILB
THREE PERSONS AND DOGS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
TWO LANDED BY OTHER VESSEL
REST LANDED BY ILB
Landed 1

27-Mar-17
D-797
ILB
TWO PERSONS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 2

18-Mar-17
D-797
ILB
TWO PERSONS AND DOGS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 2

8-Jan-17
D-797
ILB
REPORT OF OIL SLICKS NW OF WELLS

MAY BE TROUBLE
AREA SEARCH
NOTHING FOUND

2016

18-Dec-16
ON1161
ALB
PATSY LOU FISHING BOAT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 2

4-Dec-16
D-797
ILB
POSSIBLE MOTOR VEHICLE IN WATER

MAY BE TROUBLE
AREA SEARCH
NOTHING FOUND

10-Nov-16
ON1161
ALB
LIFERAFT

LIFERAFT SIGHTED BY TANKER
STOOD DOWN EN-ROUTE

26-Oct-16
D-797
ILB
TWO PERSONS AND DOG CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 2

1-Oct-16
D-797
ILB
SUMMER WIND YACHT

STRANDED
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 1

30-Sep-16
D-797
ILB
SUMMER WIND YACHT

STRANDED
GAVE ASSISTANCE

29-Sep-16
D-797
ILB
PERSON CUT OFF

OTHERS COPED
NL CANCELLED

13-Sep-16
D-797
ILB
PERSONS IN WATER

MAN OVERBOARD FROM TENDER
BEING ASSISTED BY MEMBER OF PUBLIC
LANDED
Landed 2

17-Aug-16
ON1161
ALB
14M YACHT

CREW REQUESTED TO STANDBY
DUE TO ADVERSE CONDITIONS
NOT REQUIRED
NL CANCELLED

29-Aug-16
D-797
ILB
PERS INJURED

INJURED PERSON BLAKENEY POINT
GAVE ASSISTANCE
PERSON EVACUATED BY NT WARDEN

27-Aug-16
D-797
ILB
RAMBLING ROSE YACHT

STRANDED
GAVE ASSISTANCE

26-Aug-16
D-797
ILB
3 PERSONS

REPORTED SWEPT AWAY
FALSE ALARM

25-Aug-16
D-797
ILB
ALMARE YACHT

SINKING
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 1

18-Aug-16
ON1161
ALB
BABY BELUGA YACHT

DISMASTED
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 3

30-Jul-16
D-797
ILB
PERSON AND DOG

REPORTED CUT OFF
FALSE ALARM

29-Jul-16
D-797
ILB
REPORT OF PERSON IN WATER

MAY BE TROUBLE
ASSISTED POLICE AND COASTGUARD
IN AREA SEARCH

25-Jul-16
ON1161
ALB
TWO MAN KAYAK

FOUND ON BEACH AT HOLKHAM GAP
MAY BE TROUBLE
AREA SEARCH

25-Jul-16
D-797
ILB
TWO MAN KAYAK

FOUND ON BEACH AT HOLKHAM GAP
MAY BE TROUBLE
AREA SEARCH

23-Jul-16
D-797
ILB
FOUR PERSONS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 4

21-Jul-16
D-797
ILB
TWO PERSONS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 2

20-Jul-16
ON1161
ALB
SMALL DINGHY

SPOTTED ADRIFT AT SEA
MAY BE TROUBLE
AREA SEARCH

20-Jul-16
D-797
ILB
SMALL DINGHY

SPOTTED ADRIFT AT SEA
MAY BE TROUBLE
BROUGHT IN
AREA SEARCH
OWNER FOUND SAFE ASHORE

8-Jul-16
D-661
ILB
3 PERSONS

REPORTED OVERDUE
MAY BE TROUBLE
FOUND SAFE ASHORE
NL CANCELLED

22-Jun-16
ON1161
ALB
CORUMBA YACHT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT-IN
Brought in 2

15-Jun-16
D-661
ILB
SEA SKATER

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT-IN
Brought in 2

15-Jun-16
ON1161
ALB
AMANDA YACHT

FOULED PROP
UNDER TOW SHERINGHAM LIFEBOAT
BROUGHT-IN
Brought in 1

5-Jun-16
ON1161
ALB
JENNY YACHT

RUN AGROUND
BROUGHT-IN WITH ASSISTANCE
OF CROMER LIFEBOAT
Brought in 1

28-May-16
D-661
ILB
PERS INJURED

INJURED PERSON TITCHWELL BEACH
TRANSPORTED TO AMBULANCE
Brought in 1

17-May-16
D-661
ILB
HOBO YACHT

STRANDED/MACHNRY FAIL
GAVE ASSISTANCE
Brought in 2

15-May-16
D-661
ILB
REPORT OF PERSON IN WATER

REPORTED JUMPED IN AT QUAY
AREA SEARCH
NOTHING FOUND

7-May-16
D-661
ILB
TWO PERSONS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 2

5-May-16
D-661
ILB
TWO PERSONS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 2

8-Apr-16
D-661
ILB
MOTOR VEHICLE IN WATER

MAY BE TROUBLE
STOOD DOWN EN-ROUTE
AFTER OCCUPANTS
FOUND SAFE

8-Apr-16
ON1161
ALB
MOTOR VEHICLE IN WATER

MAY BE TROUBLE
STOOD DOWN

27-Mar-16
D-661
ILB
TWO PERSONS CUT OFF

MAY BE CUT OFF
FALSE ALARM

13-Feb-16
D-661
ILB
LASER SAILING DINGHY

CAPSIZED & DISMASTED
GAVE ASSISTANCE

13-Feb-16
ON1161
ALB
LASER SAILING DINGHY

CAPSIZED & DISMASTED
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 1

14-Jan-16
ON1161
ALB
LUCKY LUKE FISHING VESSEL

MACHNRY FAIL
STOOD DOWN EN-ROUTE

2015

25-Oct-15
D-661
ILB
TWO PERSONS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
OTHERS COPED

13-Oct-15
D-661
ILB
HORSES AND RIDERS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
ILB STANDING BY ON SHORE
WHILE PARTY LED OFF ON FOOT

12-Oct-15
D-661
ILB
HORSES AND RIDERS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
GAVE ASSISTANCE

8-Oct-15
D-661
ILB
PERSON CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 1

7-Oct-15
ON1161
ALB
AUDRINA FISHING VESSEL

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 3

29-Sep-15
ON1161
ALB
COMRADE FISHING VESSEL

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 2

20-Sep-15
D-661
ILB
SHANTY YACHT

AGROUND, STEERING DAMAGED
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 1

12-Sep-15
D-661
ILB
PERSONS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 2

9-Sep-15
ON1163
ALB
SHEER MIST YACHT

AGROUND
REFLOATED BY OTHER VESSELS
ESCORTED

8-Sep-15
ON1163
ALB
PHALAROPE YACHT

MACHNRY FAILURE
BROUGHT IN

4-Sep-15
D-661
ILB
PERS AND DOG CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 1

28-Aug-15
ON1163
ALB
CRUMBLE RIB

MACHNRY FAILURE
OTHERS COPED
STOOD DOWN EN-ROUTE

28-Aug-15
D-661
ILB
WEJAR 6m RIB

STEERING FAILURE
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 2

28-Aug-15
ON1163
ALB
WEJAR 6m RIB

STEERING FAILURE
BROUGHT IN

28-Aug-15
D-661
ILB
PERS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
MADE OWN WAY ASHORE
NL CANCELLED

23-Aug-15
D-661
ILB
2 BODYBOARDERS

SWEPT OUT TO SEA
MADE OWN WAY ASHORE
STOOD DOWN

23-Aug-15
D-661
ILB
6 PERS AND DOG CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 6

14-Aug-15
D-661
ILB
PETER DUCK YACHT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 4

11-Aug-15
D-661
ILB
INFLATABLE WITH 2 PERSONS

REPORTED BLOWN
OUT TO SEA
STOOD DOWN EN-ROUTE

5-Aug-15
D-661
ILB
SAILING DINGHY
AND SMALL MOTOR BOAT

IN DIFFICULTY
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 3

3-Aug-15
D-661
ILB
PERS AND DOG CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 2

2-Aug-15
D-661
ILB
PERS AND DOG CUT OFF

CUT OFF
LANDED
Landed 4

2-Aug-15
D-661
ILB
PERS CUT OFF

CUT OFF
MADE OWN WAY ASHORE

1-Aug-15
ON1163
ALB
JIMMY RIB DIVE BOAT

MISSING DIVER
STOOD DOWN EN-ROUTE TO SEARCH AREA (DIVER FOUND SAFE BY OTHER VESSEL)

31-July-15
D-661
ILB
SMALL MOTOR BOAT

MAN OVERBOARD FROM TENDER
RECOVERED AND LANDED
Landed 1

20-July-15
ON1163
ALB
BALLARD YACHT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN

20-July-15
D-661
ILB
BALLARD YACHT

MACHNRY FAIL
MET WITH OWNER
WHO HAD MADE HIS WAY ASHORE

3-Jun-15
D-661
ILB
DOG

COLLAPSED ON BEACH
GAVE ASSISTANCE

27-May-15
D-661
ILB
HORSE

BOLTED AND CUT OFF BY TIDE
BODY RECOVERED

15-May-15
ON1161
ALB
ABANDONED LIFERAFT

EMPTY INFLATED LIFERAFT REPORTED BY WINDFARM VESSEL
RECOVERED LIFERAFT
IDENTIFIED AS FROM
EARLIER INCIDENT
AND NO FURTHER CONCERN

9-May-15
ON1161
ALB
SESAME YACHT

UNDER TOW SKEGNESS LIFEBOAT
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 1

25-Apr-15
D-661
ILB
DOG IN WATER

IN DIFFICULTY
LANDED

19-Apr-15
D-661
ILB
TEAL SMALL MOTOR BOAT

MACHNRY FAIL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 1

14-Apr-15
D-661
ILB
CANNONADE YACHT

UNSURE OF POSITION
LOW ON FUEL
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 2

13-Apr-15
D-661
ILB
CANNONADE YACHT

UNSURE OF POSITION
LOW ON FUEL
GAVE ASSISTANCE

13-Apr-15
ON1161
ALB
CANNONADE YACHT

UNSURE OF POSITION
LOW ON FUEL
NL CANCELLED

11-Apr-15
D-661
ILB
PERS CUT OFF

NL CANCELLED
GAVE ASSISTANCE
MADE OWN WAY ASHORE

11-Apr-15
D-661
ILB
SEA HERON SMALL MOTOR BOAT

ENGINE FAILURE
BROUGHT IN
Brought in 7

3-Apr-15
D-661
ILB
PERS CUT OFF

CUT OFF ON EAST HILLS
LANDED
Landed 1

22-Feb-15
D-661
ILB
PERSON IN WATER

FALLEN FROM QUAY
RECOVERED UNRESPONSIVE
COULD NOT BE REVIVED

9-Feb-15
D-661
ILB
DOG IN WATER

IN DISTRESS
MADE OWN WAY ASHORE
NL CANCELLED

Service record

YearALBILBTotal
2019* 6 15 21
2018 6 17 23
2017 6 18 24
2016 12 26 38
2015 11 30 41
2014 14 25 39
2013 7 22 29
2012 5 22 27
2011 7 23 30
2010 12 23 35
2009 4 34 38
2008 7 22 29
2007 12 24 36
2006 6 19 25
2005 11 15 26
2004 8 14 22
2003 14 17 31
2002 12 13 25
2001 12 11 23
2000 12 27 39
1999 18 30 48
1998 8 18 26
1997 8 15 23
1996 10 15 25
1995 7 11 18
1994 10 8 18
1993 13 8 21
1992 11 15 26
1991 7 9 16
1990 8 12 20
1989 13 14 27
1988 4 6 10
1987 3 5 8
1986 2 6 8
1985 1 4 5
1984 4 5 9
1983 7 5 12
1982 2 2 4
1981 7 5 12
1980 7 6 13

* year to date

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