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Burnham on Crouch volunteer crew respond to call for assistance off Foulness

Lifeboats News Release

Burnham on Crouch RNLI volunteer crew were alerted by H.M. Coastguard at 5:50pm on Sunday 14 April and tasked to assist a boat enroute from Stone with two people on board in difficulty off Foulness Sands.

In response the charity's Atlantic 85 was launched at approximately 6:10pm and proceeded towards the casualty.

Upon arrival it was ascertained that the casualty boat was having navigational issues and running short on fuel.

It was decided to take the casualty under tow and continue to Burnham on Crouch marina where they arrived safely at approximately 8:45pm.

On arrival back at the station, the Atlantic was handed over to the lifeboat station's volunteer shore crew for cleaning and preparation and readiness for its next use.

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For more information please contact Peter Harris, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07802 418298.

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Atlantic 85 enroute to rescue

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