Easter outings keep coastguards busy

FOUR people were rescued by helicopter after coastguards in north Essex were called to help more than a dozen people in 48 hours.

The traditionally busy weekend for all those who keep the sea and shore safe has not disappointed with a number of incidents with people needing help.

  • An elderly woman was taken to hospital after she fell on the beach in Frinton.

The 77-year-old was walking in Frinton when she slipped, at about 11.40am on Friday.

The coastguard were called to help her before she was taken by ambulance to Colchester General Hospital.

 

  • A broken anchor left a two-man canoe crew struggling against the tide in Jaywick.

     

The pair were trying and losing the fight against the tide at 3.30pm on Friday.

They were rescued by the Clacton beach patrol jetski and towed back to land.

 

  • Lifesavers from Walton were called to help after a motor sailor broke down off the coast.

     

The crew from the Walton RNLI lifeboat were called at 5.30pm on Friday to help three people onboard Narina who were stranded and unable to sail.

They were towed to Shotley Marina.

 

  • A SPEEDBOAT called Aunty Bubbles smashed into the shore after breaking down near Mersea Island.

Three people were onboard at 5.30pm on Saturday when the boat lost power and found its own route into Mersea Stone.

The three onboard had to be winched to safety by a rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham before they were brought to shore and helped by Mersea coastguards.

The boat was later recovered.

 

  • A RESCUE helicopter crew helped save someone from the sea after they fell of a jet ski.

Three people had taken out a jetski from Point Clear.

It was overdue and the coastguard was called once to help find it and again when someone was spotted struggling in the sea.

The jet ski, with two onboard was recovered by the Clacton RNLI lifeboat.

The rescue took place at about 5.45pm on Saturday.

 

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8:45am Mon 21 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

calling in rotary wing aircraft to do rescues like this, cost 10's of thousands of pounds an hour to run.
77 year old lay walking along a beach, was this in an inaccessible point or place for a 4WD vehicle to get to?
as for boat users and jet ski's, all these people should be licensed with professional and proper training, before they venture out.
it beggars belief the scrapes people get into, when they bite off more than they can chew.
we cannot afford to go on paying for bay-watch style joy rides, whilst recalcitrant idiots use up valuable emergency resources because they want a day out on bank holidays in sunny weather to seek some excitement in their lives.
if you are not trained properly or our not fir enough to walk along a beach, please stay at home and play scrabble in the garden, drink some ice tea and look at the sky, it is a lot cheaper for all of us.
one of these days G*D forbid the emergency crews are going to risk their lives and get killed or injured in the process, just because you all think your James Bond or Lara Croft for a day!
calling in rotary wing aircraft to do rescues like this, cost 10's of thousands of pounds an hour to run. 77 year old lay walking along a beach, was this in an inaccessible point or place for a 4WD vehicle to get to? as for boat users and jet ski's, all these people should be licensed with professional and proper training, before they venture out. it beggars belief the scrapes people get into, when they bite off more than they can chew. we cannot afford to go on paying for bay-watch style joy rides, whilst recalcitrant idiots use up valuable emergency resources because they want a day out on bank holidays in sunny weather to seek some excitement in their lives. if you are not trained properly or our not fir enough to walk along a beach, please stay at home and play scrabble in the garden, drink some ice tea and look at the sky, it is a lot cheaper for all of us. one of these days G*D forbid the emergency crews are going to risk their lives and get killed or injured in the process, just because you all think your James Bond or Lara Croft for a day! A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -17

8:49am Mon 21 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

(CORRECTIONS 2ND POST):
calling in rotary wing aircraft to do rescues like this, cost 10's of thousands of pounds an hour to run.
77 year old collapses after walking along a beach, was this in an inaccessible point or place for a 4WD vehicle to get to?
as for boat users and jet ski's, all these people should be licensed with professional and proper training, before they venture out.
it beggars belief the scrapes people get into, when they bite off more than they can chew.
we cannot afford to go on paying for bay-watch style joy rides, whilst recalcitrant idiots use up valuable emergency resources because they want a day out on bank holidays in sunny weather to seek some excitement in their lives.
if you are not trained properly or are not fit enough to walk along a beach, please stay at home and play scrabble in the garden, drink some ice tea and look at the sky, it is a lot cheaper for all of us.
one of these days G*D forbid the emergency crews are going to risk their lives and get killed or injured in the process, just because you all think your'e James Bond or Lara Croft for a day! (CORRECTIONS 2ND POST):
(CORRECTIONS 2ND POST): calling in rotary wing aircraft to do rescues like this, cost 10's of thousands of pounds an hour to run. 77 year old collapses after walking along a beach, was this in an inaccessible point or place for a 4WD vehicle to get to? as for boat users and jet ski's, all these people should be licensed with professional and proper training, before they venture out. it beggars belief the scrapes people get into, when they bite off more than they can chew. we cannot afford to go on paying for bay-watch style joy rides, whilst recalcitrant idiots use up valuable emergency resources because they want a day out on bank holidays in sunny weather to seek some excitement in their lives. if you are not trained properly or are not fit enough to walk along a beach, please stay at home and play scrabble in the garden, drink some ice tea and look at the sky, it is a lot cheaper for all of us. one of these days G*D forbid the emergency crews are going to risk their lives and get killed or injured in the process, just because you all think your'e James Bond or Lara Croft for a day! (CORRECTIONS 2ND POST): A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -16

2:23pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Misty4 says...

I'm not sure why the Private Gentleman has been so down-voted. It DOES cost a lot to run the Essex Air Ambulance - as we are constantly reminded - but whereas it used to be used in life or death situations, it is now being used for the sake of it, it seems, for everyday injuries. I stopped donating a few years back when I read that a woman who broke her ankle on St Osyth Beach was taken to hospital in the air ambulance. Well, she was quite capable of travelling to Colchester in a land ambulance! The Essex Air Ambulance really needs to get its act together, in my view, regarding where and when it is used, otherwise more people will stop donating.
I'm not sure why the Private Gentleman has been so down-voted. It DOES cost a lot to run the Essex Air Ambulance - as we are constantly reminded - but whereas it used to be used in life or death situations, it is now being used for the sake of it, it seems, for everyday injuries. I stopped donating a few years back when I read that a woman who broke her ankle on St Osyth Beach was taken to hospital in the air ambulance. Well, she was quite capable of travelling to Colchester in a land ambulance! The Essex Air Ambulance really needs to get its act together, in my view, regarding where and when it is used, otherwise more people will stop donating. Misty4
  • Score: -3

2:44pm Mon 21 Apr 14

garyessex says...

hi,i was the one of fellas rescued on the canoe ,me and my friend are experienced and have good sea craft,our anchor broke loose and we was unable to reset it as the sea bed was hard compacted sand,the weather had turned and the sea was starting to turn and the sea got very choppy.we decided to go with the current and drift to martello bay but as we got to lion point in jaywick we spotted the beach patrol on jet ski .he came over and he lent a hand in getting us back to shore..i want to thank that man for his help THANK YOU..a big thank you to the member of public for his vigilance and spotting the fact that we was heading in to some very nasty water..THANK YOU..and a big thank you to the coast guard and the fantasic job they do THANK YOU..
hi,i was the one of fellas rescued on the canoe ,me and my friend are experienced and have good sea craft,our anchor broke loose and we was unable to reset it as the sea bed was hard compacted sand,the weather had turned and the sea was starting to turn and the sea got very choppy.we decided to go with the current and drift to martello bay but as we got to lion point in jaywick we spotted the beach patrol on jet ski .he came over and he lent a hand in getting us back to shore..i want to thank that man for his help THANK YOU..a big thank you to the member of public for his vigilance and spotting the fact that we was heading in to some very nasty water..THANK YOU..and a big thank you to the coast guard and the fantasic job they do THANK YOU.. garyessex
  • Score: 6

8:31am Wed 23 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Misty4 wrote:
I'm not sure why the Private Gentleman has been so down-voted. It DOES cost a lot to run the Essex Air Ambulance - as we are constantly reminded - but whereas it used to be used in life or death situations, it is now being used for the sake of it, it seems, for everyday injuries. I stopped donating a few years back when I read that a woman who broke her ankle on St Osyth Beach was taken to hospital in the air ambulance. Well, she was quite capable of travelling to Colchester in a land ambulance! The Essex Air Ambulance really needs to get its act together, in my view, regarding where and when it is used, otherwise more people will stop donating.
the reason is because my very first comment on this site was about approximately 17,000 lying porkies who claimed they could tell what a bus lane was in Colchester high street
the county lost £1 million in fines, that could have gone to needy projects i received over 120 thumbs downs a badge i wear with pride.
there is a clique gang on here that stick together and do own there own thing, big deal im a loner anyway, always have been always will be.
AVPG.
[quote][p][bold]Misty4[/bold] wrote: I'm not sure why the Private Gentleman has been so down-voted. It DOES cost a lot to run the Essex Air Ambulance - as we are constantly reminded - but whereas it used to be used in life or death situations, it is now being used for the sake of it, it seems, for everyday injuries. I stopped donating a few years back when I read that a woman who broke her ankle on St Osyth Beach was taken to hospital in the air ambulance. Well, she was quite capable of travelling to Colchester in a land ambulance! The Essex Air Ambulance really needs to get its act together, in my view, regarding where and when it is used, otherwise more people will stop donating.[/p][/quote]the reason is because my very first comment on this site was about approximately 17,000 lying porkies who claimed they could tell what a bus lane was in Colchester high street the county lost £1 million in fines, that could have gone to needy projects i received over 120 thumbs downs a badge i wear with pride. there is a clique gang on here that stick together and do own there own thing, big deal im a loner anyway, always have been always will be. AVPG. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 0

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