Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI tasked by H.M. Coastguard to speed boat in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Tasked by HM coastguard at 7.35pm on Wednesday 12 August the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI launched their Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt to assist a speedboat with two people onboard that had got into difficulty down in the River Crouch.

The volunteers located the casualty at Canewdon buoy, and then assisted the casualty vessel to safety into Fambridge marina where they arrived at 8.40pm.

With the power of modern technology, the individuals made generous donations to the RNLI whilst they were being assisted for which the RNLI is extremely grateful.

The RNLI depends on voluntary donations and legacies to help it to continue to save lives at sea. With fundraising events cancelled across the country due to the current situation, the charity needs donations and support more than ever.

The volunteer crew is on call 24/7 and donations can help towards the costs of fuel and crew kit as well as lifeboat station and lifeboat maintenance. The station needs support and kindness to help them continue to respond to calls for assistance at sea. Whilst fully understanding these are tough times for many people, any donations would be gratefully accepted.

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