Whitstable RNLI assist ambulance crew with casualty on beach at Seasalter

Lifeboats News Release

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched on service at 2.23pm to assist a female who had fallen off a concrete outfall on the beach near to the pumping station on Faversham Road, Seasalter on Monday afternoon.

Lewisco, the Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat. Picture:RNLI Whitstable.

RNLI Whitstable.

Lewisco, the Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat.

Personnel from the South East Coast Ambulance Service were already at the scene and three members of the lifeboat crew went ashore to assist them in recovering the 29-year old casualty from the beach to an ambulance waiting in the road.

The lifeboat was then released from the incident and returned to station. This was the 16th call of the year for the lifeboat.

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