Teenager had a lucky escape after falling down a cliff

Lifeboats News Release

A teenage girl was winched to safety in a multi agency rescue on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent

The Sheerness 'D' class inshore lifeboat 'Buster' on a mission.

RNLI/Vic Booth


The volunteer crew of the Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Buster’ were tasked at 6.59pm after a call from the UK Coastguard reported that a person had fallen down the cliffs at Warden Point on the Isle of Sheppey.

It was reported that the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team and a Kent Ambulance were already on the scene and that the Coastguard Rescue helicopter from Lydd was also on its way.

Having made best speed to the area the lifeboat was requested to stand by whilst preparations were made to winch the casualty to safety using the helicopter.

The casualty was winched away from the cliff and landed safely into the care of the paramedics.

Having checked the young lady over she was amazingly found to have been un-injured other than minor bruising and was released immediately and returned to her home.

The ILB returned to station at 8.14pm. Wind Southerly force 2 to 3 at the time.

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