15th September

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1918 in response to a man overboard, after shouts for help were heard from the shore at Upnor, River Medway. On route, a passenger craft offered to assist and was soon on scene, who reported a person in the water being held onto by another person, once on scene, the ILB found that the person had already been recovered into the dinghy, but had been in the water for approx. 30 mins, after casualty care being given, the casualty was transferred to the ILBĀ and landed ashore at Upnor, where further care was administered until the casualty was dispatched in an ambulance. ILB then returned to the yacht to make it secure. The ILB returned to station at 2140. SSW 2/3.