Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI called upon to assist Essex Police

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers of Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI were on exercise on Sunday morning 9 February training in storm Ciara in preparation for when real shouts occur in rough weather.

RNLI/Peter Harris

In search of missing person
Essex police requested assistance to help locate a missing person. Both the Atlantic class and D class lifeboats were diverted from the training exercise to assist in the search for the missing person who was eventually found safe and well by the police.

A great team effort by all involved.

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