Overheating fishing boat provides 20th call of 2019 for Walton and Frinton RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Thursday afternoon tasks were interrupted for the volunteer crew at Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Station.

At 1.40pm on Thursday 1 August Dover Coastguard requested the launch of the all-weather lifeboat Irene Muriel Rees to assist a small fishing boat which had broken down off The Naze.

Once on scene it was found that the two people on board the craft had managed to cool and re-start the engine.

The lifeboat escorted the vessel for a short while to ensure everything was alright on board and then returned to station shortly before 2.30pm

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For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or [email protected]

Or Dale Steggles, Walton and Frinton RNLI Deputy Press Officer on 07540802302 or [email protected]

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