Date 28th June 2015
Casualty Inflatable dinghy, and sailing dinghy
Wind SW 3
Launch time 1032
Recovery Time 1120
Crew Dave Parry, John Skinner, Dan Monk, Richard Curtis
Shortly after returning from a previous incident, the lifeboat launched to a report of an inflatable dinghy with three persons on board drifting offshore from Herne Bay.
The lifeboat arrived on scene to find a passing speedboat had taken the inflatable in tow, with one of the occupants on board. The other two occupants had been taken ashore by a jet ski. The lifeboat took over the tow and landed the dinghy and remaining occupant on the beach by Neptune Jetty, where they were met by Herne Bay Coastguard.
Whilst returning to station the lifeboat crew was flagged down by the two occupants of a Mirror dinghy, requesting assistance to return to the shore. The lifeboat took them under tow and landed them ashore on the beach next to Whitstable Yacht Club.