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Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 6.27pm on Monday to investigate a report of a yacht aground on the Whitstable Flats.

The lifeboat arrived at the scene and found two persons in an inflatable kayak being towed by a dinghy with a further two persons onboard.

The lifeboat crew spoke to the occupants of the two craft who reported they were making for Harty Ferry and did not require assistance. The lifeboat therefore returned to station.

This brings the total number of “shouts” for Whitstable Lifeboat so far this year to 35.