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RNLI Clacton launch to a person in distress

Lifeboats News Release

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.

RNLI Clacton launch D-Class Lifeboat to reports of person in the water

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton launch D-Class Lifeboat to reports of person 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.

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For more information please contact:
Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, or
[email protected]

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