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Byline: Both of Ramsgate RNLI’s lifeboats and the Search and Rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham were called out at 12.44pm today following a report of a person and their dog missing from the lower esplanade near Louisa Bay, Broadstairs.
Page Content: Both lifeboats made their way to the area and started a search. However, Margate Mobile Coastguard Unit, also called to the area, spotted a person with a dog at Dumpton Gap, the next bay along from Louisa, and after checking found that this was the “missing” person.

The lifeboats were then released from service but asked to check that no other people were walking along the esplanade due to the unusually large tidal surge. The helicopter was also stood down.

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
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 33678.

Byline: Both of Ramsgate RNLI's lifeboats and the Search and Rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham were called out at 12.44pm today following a report of a person and their dog missing from the lower esplanade near Louisa Bay, Broadstairs.
Page Content: Both lifeboats made their way to the area and started a search. However, Margate Mobile Coastguard Unit, also called to the area, spotted a person with a dog at Dumpton Gap, the next bay along from Louisa, and after checking found that this was the “missing” person.

The lifeboats were then released from service but asked to check that no other people were walking along the esplanade due to the unusually large tidal surge. The helicopter was also stood down.


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
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 33678.