In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 3.50pm on Tuesday to following a request from the UK Coastguard to assist with a search for a despondent male thought to be in the Leysdown area of the Isle of Sheppey.

The lifeboat commenced a search of the area whilst coastguard units searched shore locations but after 40-minutes of searching the lifeboat and other units were stood down when the male was located safely onshore by the police.

The lifeboat then returned to station. This was the 48th call of the year for Whitstable’s volunteer lifeboat crews.

Crew: Richard Judge (Helm)Tim Smith, Ben Crosswell and Craig Sidders.
Launchers: Ray Davies (Tractor) John Keam and Ruth Oliver.