RNLI Clacton launch to a person in distress
On Thursday 20 July 2023 just before 6pm, volunteer crews from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call with reports of a person in distress in the water.
The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) ‘Damar’s Pride’ into overcast and slight sea conditions and headed to the reported location where a swimmer was located.
Our crew approached the person and did a welfare check, and the individual was found to be OK and in no distress, and was enjoying a swim in the sea.
The crew then proceeded back to the lifeboat station where the lifeboat was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 6.12pm.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact:
Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, 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.
Learn more about the RNLI
Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries