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Volunteer crew launch to unresponsive person

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 23 August 2022 at approximately 6.30am, crew from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call to reports of a person unresponsive in the area of St Pauls Road, Clacton-on-Sea.

RNLI Clacton's D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) ready for launch

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton's D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) ready for launch

The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) ‘Damar’s Pride’ into clam sea conditions making their way to the third beach, Easterly of Clacton Pier. Upon arrival on the scene, the crew were able to locate the casualty, now some half a metre on the beach and away from the water line with members of the public.

The crew attended the casualty and established that the person was breathing and alert. The crew kept the casualty warm until the arrival of the East of England ambulance service, whereby the crew stretchered the casualty into the ambulance for further tests and treatment.

The crew were then stood down by the HM Coastguard.

The lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station, where it was cleaned, refuelled and put back onto active service by 7.30am.

RNLI media contacts

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

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