Late night search for Walton and Frinton RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Walton & Frinton Lifeboat volunteer crew were paged just after 10.30pm on Sunday May 17 to assist in a multi-agency search for a missing person.

The crew of the Irene Muriel Rees used searchlights, illuminating parachute flares and image intensifying equipment to search the area just offshore from Walton Pier to the Naze. Coastguard teams and RNLI Shore Crew also searched the beaches while Essex Police conducted a land search.

The search was terminated when the missing person was successfully located ashore. The lifeboat returned to station just after 11.30pm.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or [email protected]

Or Dale Steggles, Walton and Frinton RNLI Deputy Press Officer on 07540802302 or [email protected]

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