Bank holiday shout for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

It was an abrupt end to the bank holiday weekend for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI when they were tasked by HM Coastguard to assist an eight metre fishing vessel shortly before 7pm on Monday 31 August.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Atlantic class enroute to casualty

The Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt was launched and located the casualty vessel with four people onboard in the vicinity of Whitaker No. 2 and Buxeys in the River Crouch.

The casualty had sustained engine failure and was safely brought into Burnham marina where they arrived at approximately 9.45pm.

Once the casualty had been safely moored in the marina, the RNLI volunteers arranged transportation to take the four people back to Bridgemarsh marina where their own cars were parked.

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