Clacton-on-Sea: Drama as teenage swimmer rescued by lifeboat crews near pier

A teenager swimmer was rescued by lifeboat crews after getting into difficulty near Clacton Pier.

A teenager swimmer was rescued by lifeboat crews after getting into difficulty near Clacton Pier. - Credit: Archant

A teenager swimmer was rescued by lifeboat crews after getting into difficulty near Clacton Pier.

Clacton RNLI’s D Class inshore lifeboat was called to the scene at around 6.50pm today following reports of a swimmer clinging to the slipway on the pier.

The volunteer crew rescued the 19-year-old and took him ashore to Clacton Coastguard with the help of Tendring Council’s beach patrol team.

Helmsman Eddie Vaughan-Chatfield said: “When we arrived the young man was holding on to the slipway.

“He had swum out, but had been unable to get back to the shore.


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“We picked him up and landed him to the east of the pier to the awaiting coastguard.”

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