RNLI Clacton called to person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew of the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI lifeboat station received a call on Thursday 25 July at approximately 10pm to reports of a person in the water near Clacton pier.

RNLI Clacton D-Class ILB enroute to assist person in water

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton D-Class ILB enroute to assist person in water

Launching their D-Class ILB (inshore lifeboat) Damar’s Pride into dark but calm conditions, the crew made their way the short distance to the location by West beach.

When the lifeboat arrived on scene, the casualty was seen to be in the water some 10 metres from West Beach and swimming around. The team dropped one of their crew members onto the beach and the crew member entered the water to communicate with the casualty and after some time, the casualty self-recovered to the beach.

The lifeboat was then stood down by Dover coastguard and returned to the lifeboat station where it was cleaned, refuelled and placed back on service around 11pm.

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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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