RESCUE teams were put on alert after a teenager got stuck in the water near Jaywick.
An 18-year-old was in difficulties, at 8.05pm on Friday, but managed to save himself.
Ten minutes later, at Holland Haven, the Clacton Coastguard rescue team were called to keep a check on a yacht which hadn't been able to move in the water for an hour.
They eventually made their way off safely.
Coastguard and RNLI teams were on hand to make sure people remained safe.