Christmas Day launch for Harwich RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Christmas dinner was placed firmly on hold for the volunteer crew of Harwich RNLI as the pagers were activated for a launch at 11:50am.

Harwich RNLI Launching on Christmas Day


Harwich RNLI Launching on Christmas Day
The inshore lifeboat was requested to launch to assist a Windsurfer, thought to be in difficulty off Felixstowe. After a quick launch, the lifeboat proceeded to the reported position to locate the individual.

After making contact with the Windsurfer, it was confirmed that they were not in difficulty. The lifeboat was released to return to station.

The call had been made with good intent.

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