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RNLI Clacton respond to person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 20 June 2023 just after 7.30pm, volunteer crews from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call out with reports of a person in the water.

RNLI Clacton attend to reports of person in the water

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton attend to reports of person in the water

In what has been a busy period of for the volunteer crews of the Clacton-on-Sea lifeboat station, on their 9th launch in June, the crew launched the D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) into clear and calm sea conditions and headed to the reported location adjacent to Marine Parade West.

Soon after launching the crew spotted the casualty, a person fully clothed walking in the water around the Collingwood and Palace groynes.

When the crew approached the casualty, they asked if they were OK, and the casualty responded that all was OK.

Wanting to ensure the casualty was safe, the crew stood by whilst a unit from the mobile coastguard attended the scene, and when they arrived, the crew were able to persuade the casualty be taken into the care of the mobile unit, for a welfare check and be provided with some safety advice.

The lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station, was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 8.15pm.

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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