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Byline: Two people and their jet-ski have been rescued in a late-evening call for Margate RNLI.
Page Content: Margate’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was in action late last night (Sunday 22 June) after a jet-ski with two people encountered problems off Margate harbour. The alarm was raised just before 10pm when coastguards at Dover received a 999 call from a member of the public reporting a jet-ski appearing to be in difficulties with someone in the water nearby. The inshore lifeboat was launched and quickly arrived on the scene where they picked up both occupants, one from the sea and returned them, together with their jet-ski to the safety of the shore. Both people involved were unharmed after their experience.

Nick Smith, deputy launching authority said: “Local coastguards were also tasked and were able to offer safety advice to those involved. It should be remembered that even on at this time of year the sea will be very cold and suitable protective clothing, along with means of attracting attention in the event of encountering a problem should be taken. It is also perhaps inadvisable to venture to sea on a jet-ski in failing light when visual contact with those ashore will soon be lost, also making it particularly difficult for any of the rescue services’ involved in locating them”

Byline: Two people and their jet-ski have been rescued in a late-evening call for Margate RNLI.
Page Content: Margate's RNLI inshore lifeboat was in action late last night (Sunday 22 June) after a jet-ski with two people encountered problems off Margate harbour. The alarm was raised just before 10pm when coastguards at Dover received a 999 call from a member of the public reporting a jet-ski appearing to be in difficulties with someone in the water nearby. The inshore lifeboat was launched and quickly arrived on the scene where they picked up both occupants, one from the sea and returned them, together with their jet-ski to the safety of the shore. Both people involved were unharmed after their experience.

Nick Smith, deputy launching authority said: "Local coastguards were also tasked and were able to offer safety advice to those involved. It should be remembered that even on at this time of year the sea will be very cold and suitable protective clothing, along with means of attracting attention in the event of encountering a problem should be taken. It is also perhaps inadvisable to venture to sea on a jet-ski in failing light when visual contact with those ashore will soon be lost, also making it particularly difficult for any of the rescue services' involved in locating them"