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Date 26th June 2015
Casualty Youths on inflatables
Wind SW 4-5
Launch time 1452
Recovery Time 1522
Crew Dave Parry, Richard Curtis, Ben Crosswell, Oz Warren
Details
The lifeboat launched following a report of two youths in the water 400 yards off Western Esplanade, Herne Bay. They had been aboard lilos, but had tried to swim for the shore when the lilos began to blow out to sea in the fresh offshore breeze.

As the lifeboat arrived on scene the two had managed to reach their depth, and were wading ashore. They were met by Herne Bay Coastguard, and subsequently taken to hospital by ambulance, as they had ingested seawater.

The lifeboat located and recovered one of the lilos, then returned to station.