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Whitstable lifeboat was launched at 15.20 on Wednesday 5th April following a report from the UK Coastguard of a suicidal male in the Hampton area of Herne Bay.

The lifeboat commenced a search from Swalecliffe to Herne Bay but was ‘stood down’ at 15.33 when police confirmed the person had been found safe onshore.

The coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd which was in the area was also involved in the search.