Clacton RNLI called to person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew from Clacton RNLI lifeboat station were paged directly from the Coastguard on Friday 8 October at 4.26pm with reports of a person in the water at Lion point off Jaywick.

RNLI Clacton D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat)

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat)

The crew from Clacton lifeboat station launched their D Class inshore lifeboat (ILB) Damar’s Pride into a slight sea state with clear weather conditions. Once the crew had launched they made their way to the last known location of the person.

It had been reported that the person had been in the sea for around 20 minutes.

Once the crew arrived on scene they then aided the young man out the water providing casualty care whilst they made their way back to the lifeboat station at Clacton.

When they arrived back at Clacton lifeboat station the casualty was then passed over to the local East of England ambulance crew who continued to provide care whilst they transferred the casualty to hospital. The individual was treated and then was able to return home shortly after receiving the all clear.

The D Class inshore lifeboat was then washed down, cleaned, and refuelled so it was ready for service again at 5:20pm

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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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