Date 25th August 2015
Casualty Person in the water
Wind WSW 2
Launch time 1933
Recovery Time 1945
Crew Dave Parry, Richard Judge, Dan Monk, Ben Crosswell
Whitstable Lifeboat was launched following a report of a person in the water clinging to a moored yacht off the Neptune public house, Whitstable.
The lifeboat arrived at the scene shortly after launching but found nobody in the yacht’s vicinity. However the crew spoke to a person onshore who had been waving to the lifeboat, who confirmed that he was one of two teenagers who had paddled out to the yacht in a kayak which had subsequently drifted away. One had swum ashore to raise the alarm, whilst the other had stayed with the yacht but later also made his own way ashore.
Satisfied that all were safe the lifeboat returned to station.