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Whitstable lifeboat crews have busy weekend dealing with incidents off Sheppey

By Joe Wright

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.

Lifeboat crews in Whitstable have been called out three times this weekend (13789180)
Lifeboat crews in Whitstable have been called out three times this weekend (13789180)

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.

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