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A man has been pulled from the River Medway in Cuxton this morning after a police search. Officers were called to the Medway Bridge on the M2 and a rescue helicopter and coastguard crew were also deployed.
Kent Police said they were called to the bridge just after 10 o'clock. They have confirmed that a man has been found and is now in the care of an ambulance crew.
The coastguard is searching for a kayaker who has gone missing in the River Medway.
His boat was found at 11 o'clock last night drifting in the water.
A Police helicopter also joined the search, but has now left the scene.
“Despite an intensive search of the River and Estuary, from Rochester to the Kingsnorth Power Station, we have been unable to locate the missing kayaker. Our search continues.”
Video footage has captured the moment 28 pilot whales swam towards Sheerness yesterday.
The mammals were a mile out in waters off Garrison Point when a river maintenance crew was called to help at 11am to herd them back out to sea.
Sheerness Lifeboat was also on hand to steer the whales away from the busy shipping lane and possible danger.
The operation continued until 5.30pm. By that time, the whales had been escorted a further three miles out to sea and were no longer visible.
Dave Redwood, a member of the Briggs Marine crew based at Peel Ports, posted the video on YouTube.
There have been no reports of any further sightings since.
Police investigating the disappearance of a teenage soldier in Kent have retrieved a body from the River Medway. 18-year-old Josh Thomas was last seen in Rochester after a night out celebrating his exams. David Johns reports.
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An inquest opens today into the death of a 14-year-old boy who drowned after his canoe capsized on the River Medway in Kent.
Cameron Sandell from Teston died at Maidstone General Hospital after the incident at Teston Lock on April 17, last year. He was an experienced caneoist.
A verdict of accidental death has been recorded at the inquest into the death of a 12 year old boy who drowned in the river Medway near Maidstone in May last year.
Alex Chappell died after falling from a temporary rope swing. Coroner Patricia Harding said it was a tragic accident.
Detective Sergeant Martin Davies told the inquest the marine unit and air support took part in the search for missing boy. His body was eventually found a short distance from where he fell in.