29th January

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1514 in response from Kent Police of a report of a body sighted near Rochester. Whilst on route, the crew were advised that it was a false alarm and object was a large baulk of timber, having been stood down, the ILB was immediately re-tasked to a report of a small vessel broken down near Nore Marsh with two people onboard. The ILB located the casualty, taking the two persons onboard, the craft was towed back to Gillingham, where they were landed. ILB returned to station at 1655. SW 4.