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Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteers join air and sea search

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew at Walton and Frinton station of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution were asked to investigate when an emergency alarm was activated on the afternoon of Saturday 24 September.

RNLI/Stewart Oxley

RNLI Tamar all-weather lifeboat, Irene Muriel Rees at sea.

UK Coastguard had picked up a transmission from a personal locator beacon, an automatic transmission device used by seafarers to indicate a potential emergency.

After an extensive search by both the all-weather lifeboat and the Coastguard helicopter nothing of concern was found and the lifeboat, Irene Muriel Rees, returned to her berth at Walton Pier.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please telephone Miranda Rayner, Walton and Frinton RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07799691852 or [email protected]

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.