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Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 11.57pm on Thursday to assist in a search for a missing male in the area of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey.

The lifeboat commenced a search of the shoreline and water off Shellness, Leysdown and Warden Point but after just over an hour of searching the lifeboat was ‘stood down’ at 01.21am to return to station with nothing untoward having been found.

Crew: Rob Judge (Helmsman) Dave Parry, Andy Williams and Liam Sidders.

Launchers: Ray Davies (Tractor) Alex Quan, Oz Warren and J. Ashby.

Weather conditions: Westerly force 2 winds, rain but fair to good visibility.

Photo courtesy of crew member R. Oliver