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RNLI Clacton respond to person on Clacton Pier

Lifeboats News Release

In the early hours of Tuesday 13 June 2023 just after 2.30am, volunteer crews from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call out with reports of a person in difficulties on or around Clacton Pier.

RNLI Clacton called to assist person on or around Clacton Pier

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton called to assist person on or around Clacton Pier

The volunteer crew launched the D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) into clear and calm sea conditions and headed to the reported location of the end of Clacton Pier in the area designated for fishing.

The crew could see the person on the pier, and noticed that Essex police were in attendance and had the individual in their care. The crew held by in standby capacity whilst the police cared for the individual who was eventually escorted away from the scene.

The lifeboat was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 3.35am.

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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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