RNLI lifeboats tasked to a person stuck in mud
Two RNLI lifeboat stations were mobilised after a person was reported stuck in mud off the Isle of Sheppey
Confirmation that the person had been recovered and in the care of a Kent ambulance crew was received at 00.34am. A further call from the UK Coastguard reported that they were unsure if a second person was involved and requested both lifeboat crews carry out a search of the shoreline. After further information was received both boats were stood down at 1.06am. The ILB returned to station at 1.44am. Wind SSE F2
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.