Happisburgh Coast Watch alerted HMCG to a sinking boat

September 2015 at approximately 11.40 am, Happisburch Coast Watch alerted HMCG having witnessed a small fishing vessel at Cart Gap in difficulties.

As soon as the boat was launched it was apparent that it was taking in water at the stern.

The two men aboard were unable to bring the boat ashore and started waving for assistance.

The men, although not in any immediate danger as the weather conditions and the sea state were calm, were not wearing any buoyancy aids.

The RNLI and the Coast Guard attended the scene and once the boat was pumped out they were able to drag the boat up and the RNLI tractor towed it out of the water.

Boat Rescue

Read the Eastern Daily Press report here

Well done John!

John Golby has been volunteering as a Happisburgh Coast Watch member for 18 years this week.

We celebrated by taking him a cake to celebrate and the EDP will run a story on John’s great achievement!

I am sure you will all join me in congratulating John on this fabulous achievement.

John Golby 18 years