Published: 20:40, 20 March 2017 |
Updated: 20:45, 20 March 2017
Two adults and a child were rescued after their speedboat ran out of fuel off the coast of Margate.
They used a mobile phone to alert the Coastguard and the RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched to check they were safe and tow them back to Palm Bay.
It happened on Saturday afternoon.
Around 24 hours later the rescue craft was called out again following a report that a kayaker had fallen from his craft off Walpole Bay in Cliftonville.
The Coastguard rescue helicopter from Lydd airfield was scrambled and local coastguard rescue team were also tasked.
Following a search of the area where the lifeboat found the flooded kayak it was established the occupant had managed to make his own way ashore.
Once it was confirmed everyone was accounted for the search units were stood down.
Peter Barker, deputy launching authority Margate lifeboat, said: “With the arrival of spring people’s thoughts are turning to enjoying some leisure time on the water.
“We urge everyone to make sure they are well equipped with safety equipment and importantly plan their adventure.”
Detailed safety information is available on the RNLI website at https://rnli.org/safety
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.