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RNLI Clacton launch to report of person in water

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 27 August 2022 at approximately 8.45am, crew from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call to reports of a person in the water to the Eastern side of Clacton pier.

RNLI Clacton ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) Launches to Person in The Water

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) Launches to Person in The Water

The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) Damar’s Pride into sunny and calm sea conditions making their way to the location by Marine Parade East, where upon arrival it was seen that the casualty had already made their way out of the water and was on the shoreline.

The crew watched and observed the casualty from a position just offshore, and awaited the assistance of Essex Police, UK Coastguard and East of England Ambulance teams. Upon their arrival, the casualty was taken into the care of the ambulance for further assessment and treatment.

The crew were then stood down by the UK Coastguard and the lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station, where it was cleaned, refuelled and put back onto active service by 9.45am.

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