Published: 14:59, 14 July 2019
| Updated: 15:04, 14 July 2019
Lifeboat crews helped rescue a sinking boat off Sheppey as part of a busy weekend for the volunteer teams.
Called out just before 9.10pm last night, Whitstable RNLI arrived on the scene to find three people onboard a 30ft trimaran.
After finding the skipper unwell and two youngsters onboard, they towed the boat safety at Sheerness.
This morning, the lifeboat helped deal with a leaking 20ft motor cruiser off Leysdown. A salvage pump was placed onboard while the stranded men were taken ashore.
Yesterday morning, the Whitstable lifeboat was launched following a report from Coastguard of a 34ft motor cruiser broken down in The Swale near Conyer.
Crews arrived to tow the vessel, which did not have enough battery power, to Conyer Creek.
The weekend's three call-outs have taken this year's number to 21 for the Whitstable crew.