Busy day for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Saturday 1 February proved to be a busy day for the volunteers of Burnham-On-Crouch RNLI - Recruitment event, fund raising in a local supermarket and a shout!

RNLI/Peter Harris

Atlantic class enroute
Potential new volunteer recruits witnessed a real life shout when shortly before 2pm Burnham on Crouch RNLI were tasked with immediate readiness to assist a 28’ motor sailor with one person onboard that has sustained engine failure two miles east of Fambridge moorings.

The Atlantic class lifeboat was launched and proceeded towards Raypits Reach where the casualty vessel was located.

A tow line was successfully established and the casualty vessel was safely towed into Essex Marina.

Several of the volunteer crew members were raising funds in the local supermarket when their pagers went off. All the volunteers of Burnham on Crouch RNLI would like to express their thanks to the two ladies who were shopping at the time and in true community spirit, drove the crew members to the lifeboat station where their services were greatly needed.

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RNLI/Peter Harris

Branch treasurer fundraising

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