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RNLI Clacton respond to person in difficulties

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 11 June 2023 just before 9pm, volunteer crews from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call out with reports of a person in difficulties around the Clacton Pier area.

RNLI Clacton called to assist person in difficulties at Clacton Pier

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton called to assist person in difficulties at Clacton Pier

The volunteer crew launched the D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) into clear and calm sea conditions and headed to the reported location on the eastern side of Clacton Pier. The crew quickly located a person in the water, approximately 100meters from the Pier, fortunately at an ebbing tide.

Our crew talked with the casualty, and shortly after, the casualty agreed to be recovered into the lifeboat, which the crew did quickly and safely.

The crew then proceeded immediately back to the lifeboat station, where the casualty was taken into the care of Essex Police and the East of England Ambulance services for further welfare checks and treatment.

The lifeboat was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 10pm.

RNLI media contacts

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

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