RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch volunteers tasked to assist lone sailor

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch volunteers were tasked at 2.15pm on Tuesday August 30 to assist a 27’ sailing vessel with one person onboard reported to have run aground between Barlinghall Creek and Potton Creek off the River Roach.

RNLI/Peter Harris

RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch D Class Lifeboat
The D Class lifeboat was best suited for this area and was launched and proceeded to scene.

Whilst en route the RNLI crew received a communication from the Coastguard and advised that the casualty had re-floated but requested the RNLI crew to continue to scene to ensure all was well with the casualty.

The casualty vessel was located and following assessment the volunteer helm made the decision that the best course of action was to escort the casualty out of the area into deeper water.

Once complete the volunteer RNLI crew returned the D class lifeboat to station where it was prepared for next service.

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