Capsized dinghy attended to by Clacton RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew from Clacton RNLI lifeboat station on Sunday 17 October 2021 were on an exercise when a shout came to attend a capsized dinghy in the Mersea area.

RNLI Clacton Atlantic 85 - David Porter MPS

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton Atlantic 85 - David Porter MPS

The Clacton Atlantic 85 ILB (inshore lifeboat) David Porter MPS was already afloat conducting a series of training exercises when the call came from the HM Coastguard with reports of a person in the water due to a dinghy capsizing.

The crew immediately re-tasked and made for the location near Waldergraves holiday park, West Mersea.

Upon arrival the crew found that both the vessel and casualty had recovered to the shore and a welfare check was conducted to assess the condition of the casualty, and they were found to be safe and well.

The HM Coastguard at Dover were informed of the situation, and the crew left the scene to continue with their planned training activities.

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Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, or Mark_Walsham@rnli.org.uk

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