19th May

calloutsInshore lifeboat launched at 0005 to report of cries for help heard at Lower Halstow off Yacht Club. ILB on scene at 0027, two white parachute flares fired and small dinghy seen with one occupant, upon investigation, person seen in the water with an inflated lifejacket, one crewmember entered the water to assist in recovery, with casualty safely onboard the ILB, the ILB immediately made its way to shore, casualty suffering from hypothermia, casualty landed to awaiting Ambulance and Cg team. ILB escorted the dinghy with single occupant back to its parent craft in creek, ILB back on station, ready for service at 0142. NW 4.