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Busy weekend for lifeboat crews in Kent

A busy weekend for lifeboats in Kent Credit: RNLI

It was a busy weekend for Margate's RNLI inshore lifeboat. Both Margate and Ramsgate’s inshore lifeboats were called out on Sunday afternoon after a small yacht was reported to be in difficulties at the base of the cliffs in Stone Bay. The sole occupant had entered the water attempting to return his vessel to deeper water.

The lifeboat crew found the occupant to be cold and confused. He was taken on board the Margate inshore lifeboat and and put in a casualty bag.

Just a few hours later Margate’s inshore lifeboat was called out again after Kent Police received a call from a person in distress at Margate’s main sands.