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Lifeboatmen rescue remembrance service

PUBLISHED: 09:15 31 October 2008 | UPDATED: 12:09 03 July 2010

LIFEBOATMEN have had to rescue their own annual Remembrance Day service from shifting sands and low water.

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat's Sunday service is taking place at the lifeboat station in Riverside Road this year because the water is not deep enough to allow the boat to anchor offshore as it usually does.

LIFEBOATMEN have had to rescue their own annual Remembrance Day service from shifting sands and low water.

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat's Sunday service is taking place at the lifeboat station in Riverside Road this year because the water is not deep enough to allow the boat to anchor offshore as it usually does.

Spokesman Rob Carroll said: “It's down to the low water times. We normally anchor the lifeboat at the end of the pier but because of the low water and the fact that the sand has built up a bit we are going to do it at the lifeboat station. People will be able to get close enough to the boat to hear the service.”

The service, which attracts hundreds of people, will be on Sunday, November 9, at 10.45am and conducted by Rev Albert Cadmore at the lifeboat station. After the service, wreathes will be taken out and scattered at sea, just off the south pier at Gorleston.

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