All weather lifeboat launched at 1653 to 8 mtr yacht which had snagged itself on unknown obstruction in Long Reach, River Medway, 2 persons onboard. ON scene at 1715, after investigation, it was found that the yacht had fouled it’s propeller and rudder on a abandoned anchor and rope, crew recovered the anchor/rope and the yacht was towed to Gillingham marina to be lifted out, the yacht was handed over to the marina workboat at 1720. Lifeboat returned to station at 1825. Estly 4.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1849 to report of 3 persons in difficulties in the water off Minster Leas. ILB on scene at 1849, persons now on the beach, ILB was beached to check on persons, it was immediately apparent that all 3 persons had ingested water and one required oxygen therapy, this was administered by casualty care trained crew until arrival of ambulances, all three casualties were handed over to the ambulance service for further treatment. ILB returned to station at 1945. Estly 4.