RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch volunteers receive heartfelt 'thank you' card

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch Open Day on Saturday 13 August 2022 had just finished when at 5pm they received a tasking from HM. Coastguard to a paddleboard incident off Creeksea in the River Crouch involving two people.

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Atlantic Class 'Tony & Robert Britt'
The Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony and Robert Britt was launched and upon arrival on scene it was quickly established that there were in fact five people involved.

All five casualties were safely recovered from the water and brought into Burnham Yacht Harbour where they received medical treatment. Two ambulances attended and took two of the casualties to hospital for checks and monitoring.

The following day, once recovered and the realisation of the ordeal they encountered had sunk in, the volunteers from RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch received a thank you card from the casualties containing the following message:

'To the teams that saved our lives, for once words cannot be described how thankful I am to everyone who was involved. Yesterday was a day I hope I never relive again. From the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU'.

The card is signed by the casualties with the postscript 'who get to live another day'.

RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch volunteers are very grateful for the 'thank you' message.

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Thank you card received from the casualties.

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