RNLI Clacton launch to assist stricken jet ski.

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 25 June 2023 just after 1pm, volunteer crews from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call with reports of a jet ski in difficulties around Clacton Pier.

RNLI Clacton launch D-Class ILB to reports of a stricken jet skier

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton launch D-Class ILB to reports of a stricken jet skier

The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) ‘Damar’s Pride’ into sunny and calm sea conditions and headed to the reported location to the east side of Clacton pier where person(s) had come off a jet ski and were unable to get back to the craft.

Upon arrival to the scene, the crew established that one casualty was still aboard the jet ski with their passenger safely collected by Clacton Beach Patrol’s jet ski nearby.

The crew then proceeded to perform a welfare check, and both were found to be OK and well. The crew assisted both to board their craft and to get the jet ski running again. Both casualties made their own way onward to where they started their journey at Holland Haven.

June 2023 is proving a very busy time for our crews in Clacton, with this being the 15th call out thus far. Should you see anyone in difficulties in the water, please phone 999 and ask for the coastguard, your call can save a life.

We would like to thank Clacton’s Beach Patrol for their swift support.

The lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station, was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 1.45pm.

RNLI media contacts

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

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.