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Byline: Ramsgate RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched at 3.19pm on Sunday, 30th. June to assist the crew of a small angling boat that had been swamped by a wave and was sinking in Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate.
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On arrival on scene the RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew found that the angling boat had almost completely sunk with the two people who had been on board hanging on to the cabin roof. The lifeboat crew took the two people on board and attached a tow line to the sinking boat to see if it could be raised enough to tow. After a few minutes of towing, enough water had gone from the casualty, allowing the crew to tow it and transport the rescued anglers into Ramsgate Harbour where the boat was beached and the two rescued anglers safely put ashore.

RNLI media contacts
• John Ray, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (Ramsgate Lifeboat)
07759 480825 / john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• Philly Byrde, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / philly_byrde@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

Byline: Ramsgate RNLI's inshore lifeboat launched at 3.19pm on Sunday, 30th. June to assist the crew of a small angling boat that had been swamped by a wave and was sinking in Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate.
Page Content:

On arrival on scene the RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew found that the angling boat had almost completely sunk with the two people who had been on board hanging on to the cabin roof. The lifeboat crew took the two people on board and attached a tow line to the sinking boat to see if it could be raised enough to tow. After a few minutes of towing, enough water had gone from the casualty, allowing the crew to tow it and transport the rescued anglers into Ramsgate Harbour where the boat was beached and the two rescued anglers safely put ashore.

RNLI media contacts
• John Ray, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (Ramsgate Lifeboat)
07759 480825 / john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• Philly Byrde, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / philly_byrde@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789