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The Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 2.00pm on Wednesday to reports of a Dinghy with 2 persons on board ¾ mile off Herne Bay

The lifeboat crew located the casualty and on arrival the dinghy was found to be having fuel issues. The dinghy and its occupants were taken under tow to Hampton Sailing Club which was from where they launched and were met by Herne Bay Coastguard who assisted in the recovery to the shore.

With no further assistance required the lifeboat returned to station and was refuelled and made ready for service.