Volunteer crew launch to 3 people trapped on rocks

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 13 August 2022 at approximately 6.30pm, crew from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call with reports of three people trapped on rocks in the area of Jaywick.

RNLI/Mark Walsham

The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) ‘Damar’s Pride’ into calm sea conditions making their way to the last reported location near Jaywick.

Upon arrival on the scene, the crew were able to locate a member of the public with a broken down jet ski, who had earlier recovered three people back to the shore line. The three people had been stranded on the rocks and the jet ski owner helped to recover them back to the shoreline. Shortly after the three left the scene.

The crew helped to recover the jet ski and the owner back to the shore, checked that they were OK and left the scene.

The lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station, where it was cleaned, refuelled and put back onto active service by 7.20pm.

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For more information please contact:
Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, or
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