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Whitstable lifeboats assist in two incidents

Sheerness Inshore Lifeboat towns a motor-cruiser
The inshore lifeboat tows Sea Ray after it suffered engine problems

Two Whitstable lifeboats were diverted from training after they were called to two incidents on Sunday.

A lifeboat was called from Whitstable to Seasalter after reports that a previously-occupied dinghy was empty.

Personal items were found onboard and a search started for a person overboard. The owner later contacted the lifeboat station to say no-one was missing.

Three people on a motor cruiser which suffered engine problems near the Isle of Sheppey also received assistance.

The Sheerness Inshore Lifeboat, which had also been on exercise, was diverted to assist and tow the boat, Sea Ray, to the Kingsferry Bridge.



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