7th August

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1102 to vulnerable person on Rochester Bridge, ILB stood down at 1109, person had been safely removed from bridge by Police. ILB returned to station at 1118. Estly 2.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1625 to small speedboat with outboard failure approx. half a mile from Garrison point, 2 persons reported on board, only comms by mobile phone. ILB located casualty off Grain Spit at 1640, both persons okay, speedboat taken under tow for Queenborough causeway, where it was landed at 1656. ILB returned to station at 1710. Estly 2.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1958 to report of persons cut off by the tide off Grain Beach, ILB arrived in area, nothing visual, ILB returned to the Martello tower off Grain, where a number of teenagers were sighted, ILB offered assistance to help the teenagers ashore in the small boat they had with them, but the offer was refused, ILB offered safety advice, which was also declined, with little more that could be done, the ILb returned to station at 2044. SW 3, Thunderstorms.