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The Whitstable Lifeboat was launched on Wednesday at 4.36pm to assist the two occupants of an angling dinghy broken down off Herne Bay.

The lifeboat crew located the 15-foot vessel 1-mile north of the old Herne Bay pier head and took the craft under tow for Herne Bay Harbour.

Both the main and auxiliary outboard engines had failed. The crafts owner came from Meopham.