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RAF helicopter and Margate RNLI lifeboat in rescue after man suffers heart attack on boat near Tongue Sand Towers

By KentOnline reporter

An RAF helicopter has rescued a man who suffered a heart attack on a boat off the north Kent coast.

Crews were called after a charter angling vessel reported a passenger who had fallen ill near Tongue Sand Towers.

The RAF rescue helicopter and Margate RNLI all-weather lifeboat were sent to help.

An RAF helicopter was involved in the search. Picture: Library iamge

Both teams gave first aid on board the Dawn Breaker at about 11am yesterday.

The man was flown to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford for further treatment.

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