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RNLI Clacton launch to person around pier

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 21 September 2023 just before 5am, volunteer crews from the Clacton- on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call with reports of a person in the water around the area of Clacton pier.

RNLI Clacton D-Class ILB in call out to person around Clacton Pier.

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton D-Class ILB in call out to person around Clacton Pier.

The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) D-849 Damar’s Pride into slight sea conditions but with good visibility and proceeded to the last reported location at Clacton pier.

Enroute to the pier, the volunteer crew conducted a search from the lifeboat station to the pier with no casualty located. The crew then conducted a thorough search of the pier and two groynes to the east of the pier, but again this did not locate anything of concern.

The crew were stood down and then proceeded back to the lifeboat station where the lifeboat was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 5.49am.

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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