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RNLI Clacton launch to person in water at Seawick holiday park

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 23 September 2023 just after 10pm, volunteer crews from the Clacton- on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call with reports of a person in the water around Seawick holiday park.

RNLI Clacton in search for person in the water.

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton in search for person in the water.

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 near the popular holiday park.

Upon arrival on the scene the crew conducted a shoreline search from Seawick to Huntleys camp, with nothing of concern found.

In liaising with the coastguard, it was discovered that the casualty had been located and was in the care of the local Essex Police force and was safe and well.

The crew were stood down and then proceeded back to the lifeboat station where the lifeboat was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 11.25pm.

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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