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Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 1.50pm on Friday 30th December to assist a broken down angling dory 1-mile north of Reculver.

The lifeboat crew located the casualty craft and its male two occupants who had managed to restart their engine but had remained anchored to await the arrival of the lifeboat.

The lifeboat escorted the 18-foot craft to Herne Bay, however its engine failed for a second time but was restarted and by 2.21pm the lifeboat crew had seen the casualty craft safely ashore.

This was the 58th call of the year for Whitstable’s volunteer lifeboat crews.
Wind: South westerly force 1.
Crew: Dave Parry (Helmsman) Andy Williams, Oz Warren and N Williams.
Launchers: Ray Davies (Tractor), Tim Smith, Alex Quan, John Keam and Ben Crosswell