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RNLI Clacton launch to reports of person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 22 November 2022 at approximately 4.00pm, crew from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call to reports of a person entering the water the under Clacton Pier.

RNLI Clacton D-Class Lifeboat launches to person under Clacton Pier

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton D-Class Lifeboat launches to person under Clacton Pier

The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) Damar’s Pride into clear and calm sea conditions making their way to the reported location.

Upon arrival to the last reported location the crew conducted a thorough search under the pier and of the immediate area with no results. One crew member disembarked the lifeboat and was placed on the shoreline, and again after a search nothing was found.

The crew were then informed that the casualty was already in the care of the Essex Police and East of England ambulance crews.

The crew were then stood down by the UK Coastguard, so the crew member ashore was taken back aboard the lifeboat and the lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station, where the lifeboat was cleaned, refuelled and put back onto active service by 4.45pm.

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact:

Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, or [email protected]

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