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Whitstable lifeboat crews rescue pair on capsized dinghy off Tankerton

By Alex Claridge
Two people were rescued from the sea off Tankerton after their dinghy capsized on Saturday night.
 
They were seen frantically waving for help at just before 9pm, prompting numerous 999 calls.
 
Whitstable Lifeboat returns to station after helping two people in the water following the capsize of a dinghy off Tankerton on Saturday evening. Picture RNLI Whitstable.

Whitstable Lifeboat returns to station after helping two people in the water following the capsize of a dinghy off Tankerton on Saturday evening. Picture: RNLI Whitstable.

 
The Whitstable lifeboat rescued them and brought them to shore where they were met by the Herne Bay coastguard.
 
Earlier in the day, the lifeboat was launched to help a 27ft motor cruiser called Lady Amore which had run out of fuel two miles off Herne Bay.
 
The 27-foot motor cruiser Lady Amore which had to be towed to Whitstable after it ran out of fuel off Herne Bay on Saturday afternoon. Picture RNLI Whitstable.

The 27-foot motor cruiser Lady Amore which had to be towed to Whitstable after it ran out of fuel off Herne Bay on Saturday afternoon. Picture: RNLI Whitstable.

 
The crew towed the boat and the four people on board to a mooring just east of Whitstable Harbour.

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