In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard info@whitstablelifeboat.org.uk

Date 12th July 2015
Casualty Paraglider
Wind WSW 4
Launch time 2000
Recovery Time 2249
Crew Dave Parry, Rob Judge, Dan Monk, Steve Wynn
Details
The lifeboat launched following reports of a paraglider or microlight aircraft crashing into the sea about 400 metres off Reculver Towers.

The lifeboat conducted a search from Reculver to Minnis Bay and up to 1.5 miles offshore, and was joined in the search by the Margate all weather lifeboat, the RAF Sea King helicopter from Wattisham in Suffolk, the Kentish Flats Windfarm guard boat and the Herne Bay Coastguard Unit.

Following an extensive search of the area from Herne Bay to Minnis Bay by all units nothing untoward was found, and with no reports of anyone missing the search was terminated after nearly three hours with all involved returning to their respective stations