In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 3.39pm on Sunday 28th August following a report of two persons possibly stranded on the old Herne Bay Pier Head.

The lifeboat arrived at the scene and the crew spoke to two youths with canoes who confirmed they were not in any difficulty and would leave when ready.

There have now been 38 calls on Whitstable’s volunteer lifeboat crews.