In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

There have been two calls on the Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco over the weekend.

On Saturday evening the lifeboat was launched at 10.27pm following a report of a despondent female having entered the water off Island Wall, Whitstable.

On arrival at the scene the crew were informed that the police had confirmed that the casualty had been located safely ashore and the lifeboat returned to station.

On Sunday the lifeboat was launched at 11.01am to assist a broken down angling boat in the entrance to The Swale.

The lifeboat crew located the 14-ft craft and its two occupants and took them under tow for a mooring near to the entrance of Conyer Creek.

The two occupants were then transferred to the lifeboat which then proceeded to Harty Ferry. Whilst ‘en route’ the lifeboat crew spoke to the occupant of a catamaran aground on Fowley Spit who declined assistance and was happy that he would refloat his craft later in the day. The two occupants of the angling boat were subsequently landed ashore at Harty Ferry to make their own way back to Conyer.