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Clacton RNLI called in search for person in water

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew of the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI lifeboat station received a call on Tuesday 23 July at approximately 8pm to reports of a person in the water.

RNLI Clacton D-Class ILB on search for person in water

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton D-Class ILB on search for person in water

Launching their D-Class ILB (inshore lifeboat) Damar’s Pride into dusky and moderate sea conditions, the crew made the short journey approximately 100 metres off the shoreline adjacent to Clacton pub and restaurant Toby Carvery.

The volunteer crew conducted a search of the area but were unable to find anything untoward.

The lifeboat was then stood down by the Coastguard and returned to the lifeboat station where it was cleaned, refuelled and placed back on service around 8.45pm.

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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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