Clacton RNLI respond to person in water

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew of the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI lifeboat station received a call on Thursday 21 July at approximately 8pm to reports of a person experiencing difficulties in the seas around Clacton pier.

RNLI Clacton's D-Class ILB called to person in water

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton's D-Class ILB called to person in water

Launching their D-Class ILB (inshore lifeboat) Damar’s Pride into moderate sea conditions, the crew made the short distance to the location adjacent to West beach near Clacton Pier.

The casualty was located in the water by the crew and alongside the pier approximately halfway along the pier length.

The volunteer crew quickly went alongside the casualty, pulled the casualty out of the sea and onto the deck of the lifeboat. As the condition of the casualty deteriorated, the crew immediately returned to the lifeboat station at best speed, transferring the casualty to the care of two casualty care trained lifeboat crew members who provided care until the East of England ambulance service arrived on scene.

The casualty was handed into the care of the ambulance service for further checks and treatment, but declined any treatment and was allowed to proceed home.

The lifeboat was then cleaned, refuelled and placed back on service around 9.30pm.

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

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