ILB LAUNCHED TO PERSON THREATENING TO JUMP OFF BRIDGE
Inshore Lifeboat launched at 1653 to report from Kent Police of person threatening to jump from Sun Pier, Chatham. On route, the ILB was further advised, that person(s) had left the pier and no one now in danger, ILB stood down and returned to station at 1722. SW 5/6.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 0008 to report of person stuck in the mud near Warden Point in the area of Jetty road, Whitstable lifeboat also proceeding. It was confirmed that the person had been recovered and was in care of Kent Ambulance service just prior to the arrival of the ILB, but the UKCG reported that a second person may be involved, both Lifeboat and CG teams carried out a shoreline search before being stood down at 0107. The ILB returned to station at 0144. SSE 2.
With no other craft in vicinity to assist, the Inshore lifeboat was launched at 1755 to a 26ft Open Fishing Boat, broken down in Limehouse Reach, Rochester,River Medway, 4 persons on board. The ILB arrived on scene and towed the craft to a safe berth on the pontoons at Strood Yacht Club, the 4 occupants all okay. ILB returned to station at 2010. Northerly 5/6.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 0450 to report from UKCG of a Female in the sea in a distressed state off Sheerness seafront. The casualty was sighted by Sheppey CRT who had also been mobilised and guided the ILB to the casualty, who was now out of her depth and disappearing under the water. Having found the casualty, a crew member entered the water and managed to hoist her inboard, once on board, the ILB sped to the beach and landed the casualty into the care of Sheppey CRT to await the arrival of an ambulance, it is believed the casualty had been in the water more than 30 minutes. ILB returned to station and ready for service at 0545. NE 4/5.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1456 to report of a person may have jumped from A2 Bridge, Rochester. ILB arrived on scene and carried out an exhaustive search of the river with nothing found. The ILB was released, leaving CG teams to continue the search. ILB back on station at 1740. SW 4.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1237 after a call to UKCG reporting concerns for the safety of some people in the water attempting to recover a 4 x 4 stuck in the mud off the Shingle Bank, Minster, ILB arrived on scene to find a man still in the half submerged vehicle, with concerns for his safety he was advised to return to the shore, which he did. With unsuccessful attempts to recover the vehicle, the ILB crew recovered the tow lines for the safety of other beach users. ILB returned to station at 1330. NW 2.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1754 after a call from UKCG reporting a Life Raft had been sighted drifting off Gillingham Pier. Whilst on route to the scene, the ILB was advised that Medway CRT had recovered a “Karley Life Float” (as found on small passenger vessels) at Gillingham fuel pontoon, believing that no persons were involved, the ILB returned to station at 1840. Nthly 4/5.