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RNLI Clacton called with reports of person in water

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday 6 November 2023, at 8.30pm in the evening, our volunteer crew received a call with reports of a person in the water by the ever-popular Clacton Pier.

RNLI Clacton-on-Sea Launch D-Class Lifeboat due to person in water

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton-on-Sea Launch D-Class Lifeboat due to person in water

The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) D849 ‘Damar’s Prideinto slight sea state but in dark and poor visibility and headed immediately to the area to the East side of the pier.

Upon arrival on the scene, the casualty was already ashore and in the care of the local Essex Police, the volunteer crew member conducted a brief welfare check and the casualty was found to be well.

The casualty was then escorted to a waiting East of England ambulance, where they were taken to assess their support needs.

A RNLI spokesperson said “We were called to help search for a person in the water and was pleased to see the casualty was already ashore when we arrived shortly after the call. Due to the stormy and unpredictable weather along our coastline we are experiencing at present, we urge everyone to take extra care when around the shoreline. If you see anyone in trouble, call 999 and ask for the coastguard’”.

The crew were then stood down and returned to the lifeboat station where the boat was cleaned, refuelled and back on service by 9.05pm.

Notes to the Editor

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.

The charity relies on donations.

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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