Busy day for Walmer volunteers
Volunteer crews from RNLI Walmer respond to five service calls in one day.
At 5.35pm crew assembled to relaunch Duggie Rodbard II to an incident at Hope Point involving a family pet.
At 10.20pm both boats were launched again to a report of two people cut off by the incoming tide at Ness Point near St Margaret's Bay. A crew member was put ashore and issued lifejackets. After checking the need for medical assistance the pair were taken from the rocks aboard the inshore lifeboat and taken back to the beach where they were handed into the care of Langdon Mobile Coastguard team.
Speaking at the end of the day the helmsmen of both boats reiterated the advice that regardless of the time of day they would encourage people to check local tide times, read signs to be aware of local hazards and to always carry a means of calling for help.
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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.