RNLI Clacton launch to person under pier

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 11 August 2022 at approximately 5.45pm, crew from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call with reports of a person in difficulties under Clacton pier.

RNLI Clacton Launch D-Class Lifeboat to reports of person in difficulties by pier

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton Launch D-Class Lifeboat to reports of person in difficulties by pier

The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) ‘Damar’s Pride’ into calm sea conditions making their way to West beach in Clacton, to search for a swimmer that was experiencing difficulties around the pier. Upon arrival on the scene, the crew were informed that the person had been located and was safe and well.

The lifeboat crew were stood down and returned to the lifeboat station, where it was cleaned, refuelled and put back onto active service by 6.05pm.

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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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