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Second RNLI rescue in two weeks in Ramsgate

It is the second time in two weeks the charity’s lifeguards have been called upon to save someone dragged out of their depth by the strong water currents that flow close to the harbour arm.

The latest rescue, on Thursday 7 August, involved a fully-clothed 14-year-old girl who was splashing around in the shallows on a lilo with a friend when she fell off and was swept out of her depth.

RNLI lifeguard Dan Seagrove-Castle spotted the danger early and raced to the girl’s aid on his rescue board before she was taken further out to sea. He helped the relieved youngster onto his board and paddled her back to the safety of the beach.

"Our lifeguards are trained to spot dangers early and react quickly before a situation can escalate. In this instance Dan did exactly that by rescuing the girl before the rip current took her further round the harbour arm and potentially into a busy shipping channel. This is the second time in a fortnight we’ve needed to rescue someone from this spot at Ramsgate. This is a known hazardous area and we strongly advise people not to swim there. We’d urge members of public to follow the advice on the safety signs and swim between the red and yellows flags."

– RNLI lifeguard supervisor James Uren

12-year-old rescued after getting caught in rip current

A 12-year-old girl and her older brother were rescued off Ramsgate beach on Wednesday after they got caught in a rip current.

As the school holidays are now underway, the RNLI are warning beach goers about under lying currents.

Alexandra Hewitt from Ramsgate had been with friend splashing around the shallows when the current carried her and her 21-year-old brother out of their depth, past the harbour.

Beach lifeguard Jack Basson plucked the pair to safety as they were being swept out to sea.

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VIDEO: Ramsgate tunnels reopen to the public

It was one of Kent's best kept secrets, but during the Second World War thousands of people took refuge from German bombs in a network of tunnels dug out by hand in the cliffs under Ramsgate. After the war they were abandoned, until a group of enthusiasts decided to restore them.

Now, after three years of blood, sweat and tears, the tunnels have finally reopened to the public, giving people the chance to explore this extraordinary "town beneath a town". Watch Andrea Thomas report.

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Ramsgate Tunnels: the inside story of the "town beneath a town"

It was one of Kent's best kept secrets, but during the war thousands of people took refuge from German bombs in a network of tunnels built in the cliffs under Ramsgate. After the war they were abandoned, until a group of enthusiasts decided to start a project to restore them.

They got funding from ITV's People's Millions for a feasibility study, and the rest is history. In just a matter of days, the public will be able to explore the " town beneath the town". Andrea Thomas was invited in to take a look around with local historian Ralph Hoult.

Efit released in connection with robbery

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak with in connection with a burglary.

The incident occurred at a house in St Augustine’s Park, Ramsgate, between 9pm on 3 April and 10am on 4 April.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a robbery Credit: Kent Police

A Toshiba laptop worth £150 was stolen in the incident. The suspect is described as being a white male, aged between 20 and 30-years-old, around 5’11 tall wearing a grey beanie hat and a blue jacket. He was walking with the assistance of a cane.

Efit released by Kent Police in connection with attack

Kent Police has renewed its appeal for information following a report of an assault in Ramsgate on Saturday 29th March.

At around 2:50pm, a 39 year-old man was reportedly attacked by another man in Ellington Park, off Ellington Road.

The victim suffered two black eyes and bruising and cuts to his face.

The man police wish to trace in connection with the incident had a dog with him at the time the incident took place. He is described as a male in his late 30s, with gingery-coloured hair.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating the incident are asking anyone who recognises the man pictured to contact them.

The man's dog is described as white, with beige-coloured patches and a beige tail and was on a linked chain-style lead. After the incident, the man walked away with the dog towards Park Road.

The same dog had been in the park around three hours earlier, being walked off its lead by a woman with long black curly hair who it is believed may be the ginger-haired man’s wife.

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