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Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI training exercise interrupted by Coastguard

Burnham on Crouch volunteer crew were preparing for their usual Sunday morning training exercise when shortly after 10am on 26th May they were alerted by H.M. Coastguard of a person either alongside or in a dinghy in difficulty off Brandy Hole, a large area of saltmarsh in the River Crouch.

The D Class was immediately launched to locate and assist the casualty, however when making comms with the coastguard the information was updated to a person in their dinghy who was unable to make way against the tide and had been stuck on a mooring at Brandy Hole for over an hour. At this time the volunteer crew were unable to establish whether the casualty had been in the water or not.

Best speed was made and the casualty was located in Brandy Hole moorings where it was confirmed that the casualty had not entered the water and was safe and well.

The volunteer crew successfully towed the casualty back to Brandy Hole pontoon and returned to station.

D Class underway

D Class underway

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