Pregnant woman rescued from boat stuck on the River Medway
Sheerness RNLI lifeboat
was launched this morning
A pregnant woman had to be
rescued from a boat after it got stuck on the River Medway this
The RNLI Sheerness lifeboat
was launched at around 6.45am after receiving a 999 call from those
Crews discovered the woman,
who was five months pregnant, and an elderly man shivering
It was originally believed
the boat had taken on water near Kingsnorth Power Station, but it
was later found stuck near Grain Power Station after a
An RNLI spokesman said:
"We located the craft hard aground.
"The lady was seen to be
shivering and was advised to come ashore, as was the elderly
"It was discovered that the
boat had not taken water, a navigation error had simply
The woman was carried
to the lifeboat and both passengers were wrapped in emergency
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