A man suffering from hypothermia has been rescued by a volunteer lifeboat crew after a motorboat hit rocks off Jaywick. Clacton RNLI was called to the aid of the 18ft boat after it ran aground on rocks at Lion Point at 3.15pm on Thursday, September 20. The crew were initially sent to the scene following a 999 call to Thames Coastguard reporting two people in the water. On arrival, the crew discovered the pair had made it to the beach, but that a third person was stranded on the rocks.
The crew of the station’s D class lifeboat rescued the man, who was suffering chest pain and phypothermia, and brought him ashore. He was given first aid by the crew before being taken by ambulance to Colchester General Hospital. A spokesman for Clacton RNLI said: “There was no VHF radio or flare onboard the boat.
“We would advise anyone taking to the water to ensure they have a working radio onboard.”