RNLI lifeboats tasked to a person stuck in mud

Lifeboats News Release

Two RNLI lifeboat stations were mobilised after a person was reported stuck in mud off the Isle of Sheppey

60 plus callouts this year for the Sheerness inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Vic Booth

'Buster' on a mission
The Sheerness inshore lifeboat 'Buster' was tasked at 00.08am on Tuesday 27 November to reports of a person stuck in the mud off Warden Point in the area of Jetty Road. The Whitstable RNLI lifeboat along with the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team had also been called.
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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