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RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch volunteer crew tasked to medical emergency

Lifeboats News Release

Shortly before 11am on Saturday 18 June, RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch volunteers were tasked to a medical emergency onboard an angling boat at Shell Corner.

RNLI/Peter Harris

Atlantic Class Lifeboat Tony & Robert Britt
The Atlantic class lifeboat was immediately launched and whilst en route to Shell Corner the RNLI volunteer crew received a communication from H.M. Coastguard advising the angling boat had sailed up river and was approaching Fambridge Marina.

The volunteer helm from RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch immediately gave instructions to change course and to proceed to Fambridge Marina where, upon arrival, the ambulance service was already on scene and dealing with the casualty.

The RNLI volunteers remained on scene until the casualty was safely in the ambulance and being taken to hospital before they returned to station arriving at approximately 12.30pm.

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