Walton and Frinton RNLI launched to assist with the search for upturned dinghy
Saturday June 1 saw the pagers activate at 11:24 for the volunteers of Walton and Frinton RNLI to assist with the search for an upturned dinghy 21 miles East of station.
As the volunteer crew onboard the ALB approached the scene Rescue 163 reported that they had located the upturned dinghy and dropped a location flare to guide the Lifeboat in. With the dinghy recovered onboard Dover Coastguard request that the crew undertake a search of the area.
With the search completed and Dover coastguard satisfied that the area had been extensively covered, with no further information coming forward the crew were stood down and allowed to return to station.
RNLI Media contacts
For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or email Miranda_Rayner@rnli.org.uk or Dale Steggles, Walton and Frinton RNLI Deputy Press Officer on 07540802302 or email Dale_Steggles@rnli.org.uk
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.