Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI search following reports of a person in river
The bank holiday weekend came to an abrupt end for the volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI at 4.40pm on Sunday 10 May following an alert by a member of the public.
The Atlantic Class ‘Tony & Robert Britt’ was launched to search the river followed half an hour later by the D Class lifeboat.
Both lifeboats conducted a thorough search of the River Crouch however nothing was found and all teams were stood down, with the lifeboats returning to station shortly before 7pm.
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