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RNLI Clacton called to reports of person in water

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 5 October 2023, around 3.00 in the morning, our volunteer crew received a call with reports of a person in the water around the Martello Tower.

RNLI Clacton in early morning call to person in water.

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton in early morning call to person in water.

The crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) D849 Damar’s Pride into slight sea conditions and dark skies and immediately headed to the last reported location near Clacton golf course.

Our volunteers then conducted a shoreline search, and after an initial search of the first bay, the casualty was spotted in the care of Essex Police upon the beach.

The crew were then stood down by and returned to the lifeboat station where the boat was cleaned, refuelled and back on service by 4.15.

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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