Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteers tasked to assist stranded lorry

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers from Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI were tasked at 3.25pm on Monday 21 February following reports of a lorry being in the water at Essex Marina.

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Stranded Lorry
The Atlantic Class lifeboat Tony & Robert Britt was launched and proceeded to Essex Marina.

Further information was received that a lorry had stopped across the flooded roadway in the marina, the RNLI volunteers were requested to standby whilst Essex Police and Fire Services ascertained the condition of the lorry driver.

Against a falling tide, the Atlantic Class lifeboat could no longer safely access the site via Lion Creek and was stood down and returned to the lifeboat station and made ready for the next service.

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Atlantic Class Tony & Robert Britt (Library Photograph)

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