Small boat towed to safety by the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat.
The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat were called to the rescue of a small pleasure craft in danger of drifting onto rocks at Lappel Bank
The Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Eleanor’ was called at 12.11pm on Saturday 2 July to assist a 13 foot day boat with two persons onboard that had lost power and was being blown onto rocks at Lappel Bank in the area of the Sheerness Docks .
The ILB was quickly on the scene and successfully managed to get a line onto the craft which was then towed safely to Queenborough Causeway landing.
The ILB was back on station at 1.20pm
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