17th July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2055 to report of two persons in small inflatable dinghy, unable to row back to shore off Chatham Docks. ILB on route, sighted two Red Parachute flares from area, on scene at 2118, both persons located in a Liferaft, that they taken off a craft moored nearby, both persons had been in the water and were very cold, persons taken on board ILB and landed ashore to Medway Cg and Ambulance, ILB then recovered Liferaft and their dinghy and landed them ashore to CG. ILB returned to station at 2225. Estly 2.