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Whitstable’s volunteer lifeboat crew had an early wake-up call on Tuesday 30th August morning, when their pagers were activated by Dover Coastguard following reports of a female walking out into the sea at Herne Bay.

The lifeboat launched at 0455, and once on scene carried out a search between Herne Bay Pier and Hampton, whilst the Herne Bay Coastguard Team searched the shoreline.

At approximately 0600hrs, with nothing having been found, and reports received of a person with wet clothes seen walking through the town centre, the search was terminated, and the lifeboat returned to station