In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 7.44pm on Wednesday 21st September following a report of a red flare seen off Reculver. The Margate Lifeboat was also proceeding to the scene.
Whitstable Lifeboat arrived off Reculver Towers and commenced a search to the west of the towers whilst Margate Lifeboat searched to the east.
After an hour of searching as nothing was seen or found Dover Coastguard stood the lifeboats down to return to their stations.

Helmsman: Craig Sidders.

Crew: Oz Warren, Andy Williams and Rob Judge.

Tractor: Mark Sidders

Launchers:Alex Quan, Liam Sidders, Rob Nicholls and Kelly Litchfield.
This was the 49th call of the year for Whitstable Lifeboat.