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Volunteer crew launch to person in water

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 06 October 2022 at approximately 9.45pm, crew from the Clacton-on- Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call to reports of a person in the water in the vicinity of local road ‘The Chase’, Holland-on-Sea.

RNLI Clacton launch into night time conditions to report of person in the water.

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton launch into night time conditions to report of person in the water.

The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) Damar’s Pride into moderate sea conditions making their way to the location, where upon arrival it was seen that the casualty was out of the water and on the shoreline.

One of the volunteer crew disembarked the lifeboat to attend to the casualty on the beach providing casualty care to the individual. It was then decided to move the casualty away from the water to the safety of the promenade. The crew member kept the casualty warm until the arrival of the East of England ambulance service, whereby they passed the casualty into the care of the ambulance crew for further assessment.

The crew were then stood down by the UK Coastguard, so the crew member ashore was taken back aboard the lifeboat, whereby the lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station, where it was cleaned, refuelled and put back onto active service by 11.25pm.

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