Whitstable RNLI attend to sunken motorboat
The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat (reserve fleet lifeboat Susan Margaret Forsbrey) was launched at 5.31pm on Saturday afternoon following a report of a submerged craft off the Studd Hill area of Hampton with what appeared from the shore to be two persons in the water.
The lifeboat was therefore released to return to station. The craft in question, a 30-ft motor boat had sunk at its mooring having been placed there earlier in October.
This was the 45th call of the year for the volunteer crews at Whitstable lifeboat station.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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