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Margate coastguard called after jet skiers get stuck on rocks at Stone Bay, Broadstairs

The coastguard was called after a jet ski with two people on board got stuck on some rocks.

HM Coastguard Margate headed out to save the pair at Stone Bay in Broadstairs on Thursday night, just after 8pm.

RNLI Ramsgate was called to assist the coastguard. Picture: HM Coastguard Margate
RNLI Ramsgate was called to assist the coastguard. Picture: HM Coastguard Margate
Crew assisted in getting the ski back into the water, before towing it back to shore. Picture: HM Coastguard Margate
Crew assisted in getting the ski back into the water, before towing it back to shore. Picture: HM Coastguard Margate

RNLI Ramsgate's inshore lifeboat was also drafted in to help, with crew assisting the people to get the ski back into the water, before towing it to shore.

Officers then helped the twosome get the motorised craft back onto their trailer and to their car.

Safety advice was given, highlighting what needs to be remembered when taking part in such activities.

A spokesman said it is important to have " a basic understanding of your surroundings and how your equipment works, a means of contacting the emergency services should the worst happen" and to also "let someone know what time you expect to be back so they could contact the emergency services on your behalf if you are not back in time."

Safety advice was given to the pair after they were brought to safety. Picture: HM Coastguard Margate
Safety advice was given to the pair after they were brought to safety. Picture: HM Coastguard Margate
The jet ski got stuck on some rocks at Stone Bay, Broadstairs. Picture: HM Coastguard Margate
The jet ski got stuck on some rocks at Stone Bay, Broadstairs. Picture: HM Coastguard Margate

In a coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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