Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteers alerted by a passing sailor

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday 31 July a passing sailor alerted the Launch Authority at Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI of a situation unraveling in front of him.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Casualty drifted into shallows
It is understood that the casualty, a small sailing boat with two people and a dog onboard bound for Pagelsham moorings, had sustained engine failure and was drifting into the shallows on the lee shore of the River Roach.

The Atlantic Class Lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt from Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI was launched shortly before 4pm to assist the casualty.

After waiting for the tide to rise, the casualty refloated and was assisted to safety by the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI.

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