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Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteer crews assist Essex Police

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers of Burnham-On-Crouch RNLI were tasked to assist Essex Police at 5.05pm on Easter Sunday 4th April.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Atlantic and D Class Lifeboats from Burnham-on-Crouch

The volunteer crew were tasked to assist in the search for a child who had been reported as missing from the Dengie Hundred Sports Centre in Burnham-on-Crouch.

Both the Atlantic Class ‘Tony & Robert Britt’ and D class lifeboats were made ready but stood down prior to launch thankfully after the child was found safe and well.

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