Late night call for Walton and Frinton RNLI
Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer crew were paged at approx 11.50pm on Monday 8 June.
The lifeboat crew were requested by Dover Coastguard to assist a 28ft fishing boat in the vicinity of The Naze.
The lone occupant of the vessel had made attempts to clear an obstruction from the craft's propeller but had been unsuccessful.
Once on scene the lifeboat crew checked on the well being of the male on board and took the boat in tow to Walton Backwaters.
The lifeboat and her crew returned to the Walton Pier berth just before 2am on Tuesday 9 June.
RNLI Media contacts
For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or Miranda_Rayner@rnli.org.uk
Or Dale Steggles, Walton and Frinton RNLI Deputy Press Officer on 07540802302 or 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.