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Clacton RNLI lifeboat rescue two kayakers in trouble

Lifeboats News Release

At approximately 2.10pm on Friday 23 July, the crew from Clacton lifeboat station launched their D-class ILB (inshore lifeboat) Damar's Pride to reports of two kayakers in distress.

RNLI Clacton D-Class ILB "Damar's Pride"

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton D-Class ILB "Damar's Pride"

The volunteer crew headed to the reported location, in overcast and moderate sea conditions approximately one mile offshore from the Jaywick area. The crew quickly located the two casualties, one in the sea and the other on their kayak approximately half a mile off the Broadlands area.

After a brief welfare check with both casualties, which found both to be well, the crew escorted the pair back to the shoreline. The crew offered some basic advice to the kayakers who thanked the crew and continued with their day.

The lifeboat crew were then stood down returning to the lifeboat station where the lifeboat was cleaned, re-fuelled and checked before going back into service by 3.15pm.

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For more information please contact: Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07468511158, or [email protected]

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