June 19 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat was called out twice overnight, after two separate reports of bodies spotted in the water.
The RNLI inshore lifeboat Sea Horse 4 was called out by Yarmouth Coastguards at 10.25pm on Friday after being informed that there was a body in the sea south of the Wellington Pier.
After a frantic search, which lasted until 12.15am, it was decided that the body was in fact a tidal buoy.
In a separate incident at 6.30am today a woman was reported to have jumped in the river.
The woman then clambered to safety only to report that her daughter had jumped in with her.
A spokesman for the lifeboat service said: “A full scale search was ordered before the woman admitted that the story about her daughter was in fact inaccurate.”
The RNLI Helmsman on both call outs was Rod Wells.