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Byline: Ramsgate RNLI’s all-weather (AWB) and inshore (ILB) lifeboats were both launched over the weekend to three separate incidents.
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The first of the call outs was at 5.23pm on Saturday 28 June when the AWB launched to assist an 8m yacht with a fouled propeller, 7 miles north east of Ramsgate with two people on board. The yacht was safely towed into Ramsgate Harbour.

The second call, at 8.17am on Sunday 29 June, was also for the AWB which was launched to assist a local fishing boat with engine failure, 2 miles off Ramsgate and with two crew on board. The boat and crew were safely towed into the harbour.

The final weekend call out, also on Sunday, at 11.37am was for the ILB which was launched, at the request of the Coastguard, to assist in the search along the River Stour for a 16 year old who had been missing since the previous night in that area. The ILB crew carried out an extensive search from the river entrance, beyond Sandwich, and as far up river as the village of Plucks Gutter. Finding nothing the ILB and crew were released by the Coastguard and returned to station.

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
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

Byline: Ramsgate RNLI's all-weather (AWB) and inshore (ILB) lifeboats were both launched over the weekend to three separate incidents.
Page Content:

The first of the call outs was at 5.23pm on Saturday 28 June when the AWB launched to assist an 8m yacht with a fouled propeller, 7 miles north east of Ramsgate with two people on board. The yacht was safely towed into Ramsgate Harbour.

The second call, at 8.17am on Sunday 29 June, was also for the AWB which was launched to assist a local fishing boat with engine failure, 2 miles off Ramsgate and with two crew on board. The boat and crew were safely towed into the harbour.

The final weekend call out, also on Sunday, at 11.37am was for the ILB which was launched, at the request of the Coastguard, to assist in the search along the River Stour for a 16 year old who had been missing since the previous night in that area. The ILB crew carried out an extensive search from the river entrance, beyond Sandwich, and as far up river as the village of Plucks Gutter. Finding nothing the ILB and crew were released by the Coastguard and returned to station.

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
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789