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The first call of 2017 for Harwich RNLI woke the volunteer crew just before 6am.
The inshore lifeboat was requested to assist in the transfer of a person from a barge at Pin Mill, for onward transfer for medical treatment.
On arrival at the scene, the lifeboat was unfortunately unable to get close to the vessel due to the state of tide. However, the vessel itself was accessible from the shore side. Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, East of England Ambulance Service, and Holbrook Coastguard Rescue Team were all in attendance and safely transferred the individual.
The lifeboat was released to return to station.