Date 20th June 2015
Casualty Broken down jet ski
Wind SW 3
Launch time 1539
Recovery Time 1640
Crew Dave Parry, Matt Bate, Ben Crosswell, Andy Williams
The lifeboat launched to assist a broken down jet ski, reported drifting 2 miles off Herne Bay.
Once on scene, the lifeboat crew found that the craft had in fact flooded and capsized, after the occupant had opened the engine compartment to investigate the fault.
The occupant was brought aboard the lifeboat, the craft righted, and taken under tow to Herne Bay Harbour, where the jet ski and occupant were landed safely ashore.
Fortunately the rider had gone to sea properly equipped with a buoyancy aid, waterproof mobile phone, GPS and distress flares,