Sheerness RNLI lifeboat called to another yacht aground in the Medway
The Sheerness inshore lifeboat launched after reports that a yacht was aground on Hoo Island
The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat were called by the UK Coastguard at 8.33am on Friday 13 October reporting that a yacht had run aground on Hoo Island in the River Medway with its sails still set.
The crew located the craft at 9.09am and found the yacht hard aground on the island.
Upon investigation by the crew the single male occupant of the craft reported that he lived onboard the boat and was quite happy to await the next high tide to re-float him and then make his way back to his mooring at Strood.
The ILB was released at 9.26am and was back on station at 9.50am
Weather conditions at the time of the incident were fair with the wind SW force 5.
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