RNLI Clacton search for person in water
On Monday 6 November 2023, at 2.20pm early afternoon, our crew received a call with reports of a person in the water.
The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) D849 ‘Damar’s Pride’ into slight sea state and with partial visibility due to clouds and headed to the last reported location adjacent to Clacton pier.
Upon arrival at the location the volunteer crew conducted a shoreline search from Clacton pier to Gunfleet sailing club, with a return search extending to Colne Point with no sign of a casualty. The crew then relocated further out to sea and resumed the search towards Jaywick.
Whilst executing the search word came via the local mobile coastguard unit that the casualty had been found.
A RNLI spokesperson said “It has been a very unpredictable few weeks with stormy weather along our coastline, so 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 4.30pm.
Notes to the Editor
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