Two people saved from chilly water after dinghy capsizes near Harwich

A lifeboat crew in action. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

A lifeboat crew in action. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Two people suffered the effects of cold after their dinghy capsized in water off Wrabness, near Harwich.

Harwich lifeboat was alerted at 4pm on Monday to reports of a capsized dinghy at Wrabness.

Reports suggested one person was in the water, while a second had managed to haul themselves back onto the boat.

The inshore lifeboat arrived to find two people suffering effects of the cold. Both were taken on board the lifeboat.

A second crew was back at the lifeboat station to deliver ongoing care to the casualties, one of whom was taken to hospital.

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