2nd May

calloutsInshore lifeboat launched at 1725 to carry out search of Stoke Ooze and saltings for an overdue person in a dinghy, CG concerned for his welfare. ILB arrived on scene at 1740 and commenced search of creeks and inlets as tide allowed. Search was joined by Medway Cg and CG Helicopter. With nothing seen and no further reports, the ILB returned to station to re-fuel at 2008. The ILB re-launched at 2045 to a report of a dinghy in South Yantlet creek, dinghy located, but not answering the description of one from previous service, ILB recovered the dinghy, towing back to station. ILB refuelled, ready for service at 2208. SW 4/5.