24th January

Sheerness RNLI lifeboat was launched to rescue three young men from Red Sand Towers after they had become stranded.
The volunteer crew of the Sheerness all-weather lifeboat ‘The George and Ivy Swanson’ were tasked by the UK Coastguard at 0833 to reports of three people being stranded on the Red Sand Towers in the Thames Estuary
Launching at 0857 with a crew of six the ALB arrived on the scene at 0928 and soon located the three young men who were then removed from the tower and taken onboard the lifeboat which then returned to the Lifeboat mooring in Sheerness docks.
The lifeboat arrived back on station at 1005where they were met by members of the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team and Kent Police.
The three young men said that they had become stranded on the Red Sand towers after their two RHIB craft had gone adrift on the tide. ESE F3.