Lifeboat crew helps man on mudflats near Shoebury

Lifeboat crew helps man on mudflats

Lifeboat crew helps man on mudflats

First published in Southend by

LIFESAVERS had to chaperone a man to shore after he refused to be transported in a lifeboat.

Southend RNLI launched a search for a man at about 6pm yesterday after reports gave cause for concern for the man, who was near Mulberry Harbour.

The RNLI launched its hovercraft to search the area by boat while a crew member also searched the mud area inside the harbour, but they couldn’t find the man.

The hovercraft widened the search and tracked the 34-year-old man about a third of a mile off the beach at Shoebury Common Slipway.

The man was fit and well but would not be ferried ashore by the hovercraft. A crew member accompanied the man to the beach where they were met by the coastguard and police.

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1:50pm Mon 26 May 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Mental health case ?
Mental health case ? Nowthatsworthknowing
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5:13pm Mon 26 May 14

John Bull 40 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Mental health case ?
Or just another idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Mental health case ?[/p][/quote]Or just another idiot. John Bull 40
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6:29pm Mon 26 May 14

the25man says...

And you wonder why people won't go the aid of others
And you wonder why people won't go the aid of others the25man
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8:22am Tue 27 May 14

pembury53 says...

should have just let nature take its course.....
should have just let nature take its course..... pembury53
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9:46am Tue 27 May 14

Barry Bas says...

pembury53 wrote:
should have just let nature take its course.....
I agree with you but you just know if they left him and something had happened it would be the Coastguard/RNLI that would get the blame.

They should have a form that idiots like that could sign that says that they have refused help and should anything happen to them they take full responsibility.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: should have just let nature take its course.....[/p][/quote]I agree with you but you just know if they left him and something had happened it would be the Coastguard/RNLI that would get the blame. They should have a form that idiots like that could sign that says that they have refused help and should anything happen to them they take full responsibility. Barry Bas
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12:44am Sat 31 May 14

mmmmeeeee says...

I'D LIKE TO INFORM ALL YOU SMALL MINDED PEOPLE WITH NOTHING BETTER TO DO, THAN GOSSIP!
IT WAS MY PARTNER THAT WAS THE MAN IN THE WATER.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
I JUST HOPE YOU ALL SLEEP WELL IN YOUR BEDS, AND NEVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH HALF OF WHAT HE HAS HAD TO DEAL WITH!
I'D LIKE TO INFORM ALL YOU SMALL MINDED PEOPLE WITH NOTHING BETTER TO DO, THAN GOSSIP! IT WAS MY PARTNER THAT WAS THE MAN IN THE WATER. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. I JUST HOPE YOU ALL SLEEP WELL IN YOUR BEDS, AND NEVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH HALF OF WHAT HE HAS HAD TO DEAL WITH! mmmmeeeee
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