RNLI Clacton search for person around pier

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 14 June 2023 just after 3.30pm, volunteer crews from the Clacton-on- Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call out with reports of a person experiencing difficulties in the waters around popular holiday spot Clacton Pier.

RNLI Clacton D-Class launched in search to person in difficulties around Clacton Pier.

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton D-Class launched in search to person in difficulties around Clacton Pier.

The volunteer crew launched the D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) into clear and calm/slight sea conditions and headed to the reported location to the south of Clacton Pier. A member of staff from the pier had thrown a lifesaving ring into the water, but when the crew arrived at the scene, neither the casualty nor the floatation aid could be located.

Paramedics and pier staff then provided a visual direction for the crew to attend, adjacent to groyne 41, the first on the west side of the pier, where the casualty was located. The crew approached and enquired as to their welfare, and was found to be OK informing the crew that they were not in any difficulties.

The lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station, was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 4pm.

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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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