Yacht crew in difficulty call Sheerness RNLI Lifeboat for assistance

Lifeboats News Release

The Sheerness RNLI lifeboat crew responded to a call for help from a yacht in trouble in the River Medway.

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat, Buster, launched at 5.17pm on Saturday 1 October after receiving reports that a 19 foot yacht with two people on board was in difficulties in the  Medway estuary.

The yacht was located at 5.39pm in the area of Folly Point and found to be hard aground on a mud bank.

With the tide still falling there was no chance of refloating the craft so the lifeboat crew laid out the vessel's anchor after the two occupants said they were quite happy to remain on board the yacht and wait for the next high tide.

The lifeboat was back on station at 6.19pm  

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