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Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI tasked by UK Coastguard to assist two people in the water

The volunteers from Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI were tasked by UK Coastguard at 1.30pm on Sunday 27 June to assist two people in the water clinging to their capsized dinghy close to Creaksea on the River Crouch.

Both lifeboats from Burnham-on-Crouch were immediately launched and quickly located the casualties close to Cliff Buoy where a passing catamaran had stood by with the casualties awaiting the arrival of the Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI volunteers.

Upon arrival, one of the volunteer crew members entered the water to assist the casualties right their capsized dinghy and to assist them back onboard both of whom by now were cold, wet and exhausted.

The D Class Helm carried out a dynamic risk assessment and decided towing was necessary and the safest way to assist the casualties and therefore took them under tow into the nearest safe haven of Creaksea Sailing Club.

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For more information please contact Peter Harris, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07802 418298 or email: 27.6.227.6.127.6.3Peter_Harris@rnli.org.uk

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