27th August

Inshore lifeboat launched at 0208 to a report from Kent Police that a man was adrift in a small dinghy in the area of Gillingham Pier, River Medway. ILB arrived on scene at 0234 and quickly located the casualty, who it is believed had taken to the water to go look for another dinghy, which had either broken or been cut adrift earlier. The gentleman and his dinghy were taken back to Gillingham pier, where he was handed over to Medway CG and the Police. The ILB returned to station at 0325. SW 4/5.