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RNLI Clacton launch to reports of missing person

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 22 June 2023 just before 9pm, volunteer crews from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call of a missing person in the water around the Clacton Pier area.

RNLI Clacton D-Class launched to reports of missing person

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton D-Class launched to reports of missing person

The volunteer crew launched the D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) ‘Damar’s Pride’ into clear and calm sea conditions and headed to the reported location of Clacton Pier.

The crew quickly performed a search to both the east and west sides of Clacton Pier, but no casualty was located, so an additional creeping shoreline search was conducted, at a range of 1-mile to both sides of the pier. No casualty was found.

The lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station, was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 9.50pm.

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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