20th April


Inshore lifeboat launched at 1118 to report of person in the water off Ship Pier, Chatham. On route, ILB advised that two “HART” paramedics had got hold of the casualty and was holding onto them at waters edge. ILB arrived on scene and recovered casualty & the paramedics and landed them at pontoon, Rochester. ILB released, but quickly diverted to report of person/body seen in the water downstream of M2 Rochester bridge, ILB carried out thorough search, but only found some debris. ILB released and returned to station at 1500. Estly 4/5.