Sheerness RNLI lifeboat comes to the aid of a broken down hovercraft

Lifeboats News Release

The Sheerness inshore lifeboat was called to assist a small hovercraft in trouble in the River Medway

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Buster’ were called by the UK Coastguard on Tuesday 28 March to reports that a small three metre hovercraft with one man on board had broken down in the Medway estuary and required assistance.

The lifeboat launched at 1.18pm and quickly found the small craft in an area between Hoo Fort and Darnettness.

The occupant was taken on board the lifeboat and the hovercraft was then towed back to safety at Gillingham Strand.

The ILB was back on station at 2.25pm


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