Burnham on Crouch RNLI lifeboat assist in search

Lifeboats News Release

Burnham on Crouch RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked earlier this morning (Sunday 17 February) by the Coastguard to assist in the search for an adult last seen on the sea wall.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Both lifeboats out on exercise

Both the Atlantic and D Class lifeboats were out on exercise when they were called back to station for a crew change with the Atlantic being redeployed in the search for the adult assisting the marine police who themselves were on exercise off Mersea.

Thankfully the person was safely located by police onshore units.

The Atlantic was instructed to stand down around Noon.

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