Dramatic hovercraft rescue on Westcliff mudflats

Southend RNLI launched their hovercraft to go to the rescue of a young person in difficulty out on the mudflats off Westcliff-on-Sea this afternoon, Thursday July 30.

The young person was recovered by the hovercraft crew and brought to shore wrapped in a blanket by The Beach Hut Cafe at 4.45pm, where he was passed over to the waiting coastguard and ambulance crews.


Mick Ferris

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