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Littlestone Lifeboat crews respond to emergency in Dymchurch

By KentOnline reporter

A lifeboat crew was scrambled after reports of four people in the sea off Dymchurch.

The incident was understood to involve a vessel possibly taking on water. The alarm was raised when the boat broadcast a Mayday emergency signal.

Crews from Littlestone were mobilised this afternoon and an operation was co-ordinated by the coastguard. There were also reports a search and rescue helicopter was involved.

Littlestone Lifeboat. Stock picture

Littlestone Lifeboat. Stock picture

A thorough search was carried out but crews were later stood down.

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