23rd July

Inshore lifeboat diverted from exercise following report from UKCG of a Jet Ski broken down somewhere between Leysdown and Whitstable, one person onboard and only mobile phone as comms. ILB proceeded to area off Leysdown, nothing seen, continued East and eventually located the jet ski off the Oyster buoy off Whitstable. Person taken onboard and jet ski taken under tow, Whitstable lifeboat requested to launch to take over the tow, this was done at 1419 and ILB returned to station at 1535. Wstly 5.