Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteers aid motor cruiser with two people onboard.

Lifeboats News Release

At approximately 5.45pm on 8 September the sound of the Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteers pagers could be heard when they were requested by the HM Coastguard to assess the situation regarding a broken down motor cruiser.

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Casualty under tow.

The Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt was launched and proceeded to Roach Buoy in the River Roach where the casualty was located.

Upon arrival on scene, an RNLI crew member boarded the casualty to assess the situation. Following consultation, the RNLI volunteer helm made the decision that the safest way to assist the casualty was to take her under tow.

A tow line was quickly established and the casualty was successfully towed into Burnham-on-Crouch being the nearest safe haven.

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For more information please contact Peter Harris, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07802 418298 or email: Peter_Harris@rnli.org.uk

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Atlantic returning to Burnham marina.

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