Date 4th July 2015
Casualty Drifting dinghy, and canoeists
Wind SW 4
Launch time 1354
Recovery Time 1412
Crew Dave Parry, John Skinner, Stuart Enderby, Matt Bate
The lifeboat launched following a report of a dinghy drifting offshore from Seasalter.
Once on scene the crew located a home-made raft, approximately 10ft long, and capable of seating 8 persons. there were no signs of recent occupancy so the craft was taken in tow and landed ashore at Seasalter, and placed above the high water mark.
Whilst returning from this call the lifeboat was tasked to investigate a report of canoeists in the water off the Neptune pub at Whitstable. However nothing untoward was found and it is believed the canoeists made their own way safely ashore.