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RNLI Clacton in call to person in water

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 27 September 2023 just after 8.30 in the evening, volunteer crews from the Clacton-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station received a call with reports of a person in the water.

RNLI Clacton called to person in water

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton called to person in water

The volunteer crew launched their D-Class ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) D-849 Damar’s Pride into slight sea conditions and overcast skies and proceeded to the last reported location to the West of Clacton Pier where the casualty was reported to be in the water.

Upon arriving on the scene, the casualty was located, waist deep in the water and additionally was found to be in an aggressive state, the crew stood by in readiness should assistance be required.

The casualty recovered themselves back to the shoreline, where they were taken into the care of the local Essex Police service.

The crew proceeded back to the lifeboat station where the lifeboat was cleaned, refuelled and ready for service by 9.15pm.

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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