Published: 14:41, 17 April 2021
| Updated: 16:10, 18 April 2021
A woman had to be rescued by search and rescue teams after their boat got stuck in the mud.
The coastguard was called shortly before 7pm yesterday following reports a small vessel had run aground off Gillingham Marina in the River Medway.
A woman onboard the ship had been left stricken and required the assistance of search and rescue crews.
The HM Coastguard's helicopter was then sent from Lydd to assist.
Crews managed to successfully winch the casualty from the vessel to a nearby safe landing site prepared by Medway and Sheppey's coastguard rescue teams.
The casualty was checked over by paramedics and reported well, with no medical aid required.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service and police were also called to attend.