21st October

Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat launched on 21 October to incident off Sheerness.
The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat Buster were tasked by the UK Coastguard on Thursday 21 October at 15:48 to reports of a windsurfer potentially in difficulty on the Shingle Bank with unconfirmed reports that someone may have gone into the sea to assist.
Having just returned to station after being at sea on exercise and with the lifeboat still in the water with a crew of three the ILB was on scene 5 minutes later and was stood down at 16:00 when it was confirmed by the UK Coastguard via Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team that the person in question was safely on the beach having swum their windsurfing rig back to the beach after the wind had dropped.
Weather clear skies, Wind F5 NW, Sea state moderate, visibility good.