Three teenagers taken to safety by Sheerness RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

After being cut off by the tide three teenagers were removed from the Martello Tower off the Isle of Grain by the Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat.

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat ‘Buster’ launched at 5.26pm on Thursday 19 July after a call from the UK Coastguard raised concerns for the safety of two teenage girls and a teenage boy who had climbed onto the Martello Tower off the Isle of Grain and become stranded by the incoming tide.

The ILB was on the scene at 5.31pm and the crew quickly removed all three teenagers from the structure, safely taking them on board the lifeboat. Having established they had not sustained any injuries, other than being cold and showing some signs of distress the teenagers were then taken to Grain Shore where they were landed at 5.50pm.

The lifeboat returned to station at 5.56. Wind easterly force 3 to 4

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