RNLI Clacton called out to person in water
On Tuesday 7 February 2023 at approximately 1.00am, crew from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station launched to reports of a person in the water.
The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) into the pitch dark of night with calm and clear conditions, and headed to the reported location, Clacton Pier. It had been reported that a person was in the water, so the crew immediately conducted a search around the perimeter using their spotlights and night vision goggles, but nothing untoward was noted.
Shortly after the crew were stood down by the UK Coastguard, whereby they returned to the station where the lifeboat was recovered, cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 2am.
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Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158 - [email protected]
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