Clacton RNLI search for jet skiers

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew from the Clacton RNLI lifeboat station were paged on Saturday 14 August at approximately 6.00pm with reports of two people on a jet ski expected back ashore and overdue by an hour.

Kevin Jay

Clacton's D-Class ILB (inshore lifeboat)

Volunteer crew from Clacton lifeboat station launched their Atlantic 85 lifeboat David Porter MPS into sunny and clear conditions and made their way to the last reported location, somewhere between the west of Clacton pier and Brightlingsea, with fears for the safety of the two jet ski riders.

The crew performed a series of searches and located the jet ski on the shore of Jaywick sands beach bar. The two riders were located on the beach and found to be safe and well.

The crew were stood down and returned to the lifeboat station where the lifeboat was cleaned, refuelled and made ready for service again by 6.30pm.

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