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The Medway Coastguard team were called out to help two boats near Hoo and near Lower Halstow

By Lynn Cox

The Coastguard had to be called out on the River Medway twice yesterday after two boats got into trouble on the water.

The team were first called shortly after 9am when an angling vessel Lucky Lady reported it had engine problems near Bee Ness Jetty near Damhead Creek near Hoo.

The Sheerness RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was sent out to two the vessel back to nearby Stoke Creek where the crew were met by Medway Coastguard rescue team and given safety advice.

Coastguard emergency response vehicle
Coastguard emergency response vehicle

Later in the day the Coastguard got another call via a mobile phone from the 23ft yacht Lindsey May, which had gone aground soon after high tide at Slayhills Marsh near Lower Halstow adjacent to Half Acre Creek.

The three people on board were not in any danger and were happy to stay on board for the 12 hours it would take for the tide to return.

The Coastguard kept a watching brief to ensure the situation did not deteriorate and offered assistance when the vessel refloated.

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