RNLI Clacton attend to kitesurfer in difficulties

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew from Clacton RNLI lifeboat station were paged on Wednesday 20 October 2021, around midday to reports of a kitesurfer in difficulties around Clacton’s Toby Carvery restaurant.

RNLI Clacton launch their D-Class Lifeboat to aid kitesurfer

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton launch their D-Class Lifeboat to aid kitesurfer

The Clacton D class ILB (inshore lifeboat) Damar’s Pride was launched into clear and sunny conditions to the last reported location, just east of the lifeboat station.

Upon arrival at the scene adjacent to Collingwood breakwater, the volunteer crew located the casualty who had self recovered to the beach.

A crew member was dropped off onto the beach and a welfare check was carried out, and the casualty was found to be safe and well.

Having ascertained that the casualty was well, the crew were stood down and the lifeboat returned to the station where it was cleaned, refuelled and put back into service around 12.45pm.

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For more information please contact:
Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, or
Mark_Walsham@rnli.org.uk

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