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Sailors rescued after boat smashes into rocks off Jaywick
10:19am Friday 21st September 2012 in News
A MAN was rescued by lifeboat crew after a motorboat hit rocks off Jaywick.
Clacton RNLI was called to the aid of the 18ft boat after it hit rocks at Lion Point at 3.15pm on Thursday.
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 and brought him ashore.
The men were given first aid by the crew before being taken by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital.
The D class lifeboat and the station’s new Atlantic 85 lifeboat were launched again at high tide, at 4am on Friday, to pull the boat from the rocks.
It was brought back to the beach to be recovered by road. Both boats returned to station by 5am.