CALL OUTS 2019

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#1  Search for Missing Person

 13/01/2019 Clacton RNLI volunteers assist in search for missing person Clacton RNLI volunteers alongside UK Coastguard and Essex Police, search for missing person, after car is abandoned in the early hours of Sunday morning. On Sunday 13 January just after 4am Clacton RNLI’s Atlantic Class lifeboat ‘David Porter MPS’ was launched together with the station’s D Class lifeboat ‘Damarkand IV’ onto a calm sea at the request of UK Coastguard. They were tasked to assist Essex Police and Coastguard mobile units in the search for a missing male after he had abandoned his car in Frinton-on-sea. Initially tasked to search between Holland Haven and Walton Pier, with the D Class hugging the shoreline, while the Atlantic Class lifeboat sat further off, giving it a better overall view of the coastline. Senior Helmsman Tim Dye said; ‘We often search in this manner as the Atlantic Lifeboat can focus on the bigger picture while the D Class does the detailed search. The view we get from the sea is often much less obscured than that from the land’ Once both Lifeboats had reached Walton Pier and were making their return search, they were directed to a position by one of the Coastguard mobile units. The crew of the D Class could just make out the silhouette of someone walking along the sea wall footpath just ahead of this position. Two members of the crew went ashore to have a chat with the person. The crew members walked and chatted with the gentleman to establish if he was the missing person, as he matched the description given. They were met by two Essex Police officers who also spent time speaking with the man. The two crew members then returned to the Lifeboat as their assistance was no longer required. Both lifeboats then returned to station, where they were recovered and made ready for their next launch, which allowed the crew a little rest before they returned to the station for Sunday training. Boat: Atlantic 85 (B835) & D Class (D774)

CALL OUTS 2019

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#1

Search for Missing Person

 13/01/2019
Clacton RNLI volunteers assist in search for missing person Clacton RNLI volunteers alongside UK Coastguard and Essex Police, search for missing person, after car is abandoned in the early hours of Sunday morning. On Sunday 13 January just after 4am Clacton RNLI’s Atlantic Class lifeboat ‘David Porter MPS’ was launched together with the station’s D Class lifeboat ‘Damarkand IV’ onto a calm sea at the request of UK Coastguard. They were tasked to assist Essex Police and Coastguard mobile units in the search for a missing male after he had abandoned his car in Frinton-on-sea. Initially tasked to search between Holland Haven and Walton Pier, with the D Class hugging the shoreline, while the Atlantic Class lifeboat sat further off, giving it a better overall view of the coastline. Senior Helmsman Tim Dye said; ‘We often search in this manner as the Atlantic Lifeboat can focus on the bigger picture while the D Class does the detailed search. The view we get from the sea is often much less obscured than that from the land’ Once both Lifeboats had reached Walton Pier and were making their return search, they were directed to a position by one of the Coastguard mobile units. The crew of the D Class could just make out the silhouette of someone walking along the sea wall footpath just ahead of this position. Two members of the crew went ashore to have a chat with the person. The crew members walked and chatted with the gentleman to establish if he was the missing person, as he matched the description given. They were met by two Essex Police officers who also spent time speaking with the man. The two crew members then returned to the Lifeboat as their assistance was no longer required. Both lifeboats then returned to station, where they were recovered and made ready for their next launch, which allowed the crew a little rest before they returned to the station for Sunday training. Boat: Atlantic 85 (B835) & D Class (D774)
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