Clacton RNLI launched to aid person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew from the Clacton RNLI lifeboat station were paged on Saturday 25 September at approximately 3.45pm with reports of a person in difficulty in the water near Walton.

RNLI Clacton's Atlantic 85 ILB (inshore lifeboat) - David Porter MPS

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton's Atlantic 85 ILB (inshore lifeboat) - David Porter MPS

Crew from Clacton lifeboat station launched their Atlantic 85 Class David Porter MPS into good and clear conditions and made their way to the last reported at Walton-on-the-Naze.

During the journey to the reported location, the volunteer crew were informed that the casualty had been located and had self recovered to the shore.

The crew were then stood down and returned to the lifeboat station where the lifeboat was cleaned, refulled and made ready for service again by 4.35pm.

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