Whitstable-Lifeboat-in-search-for-missing-teenager

Byline: The Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat was launched at 10.55pm on Monday evening to assist the Sheppey Coastguard in a search for a 17-year old female missing in the Leysdown area of the Isle of Sheppey.
Page Content: The lifeboat crew commenced a search offshore of the area northwards from Leysdown Beach but after around 25-minutes the lifeboat was stood down to return to station when it was reported the casualty had been found safe onshore.

This was the 43rd call of the year for Whitstable’s volunteer lifeboat crews.

Notes to editors:

The Whitstable lifeboat station was established in 1963 by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and is one of 235 lifeboat stations around the shores of Great Britain and Ireland.

The volunteer crews provide a maritime search and rescue service for the Kent coast. They cover the area between the Kingsferry Bridge on the Swale, in the west, around the south-eastern side of Sheppey and along the coast through Whitstable and Herne Bay to Reculver in the east and outwards into the Thames Estuary.

The station is equipped with an Atlantic 85 lifeboat named Lewisco and purchased through a bequest of a Mrs Lewis of London who passed away in 2006.

She is what is known as a rigid inflatable inshore lifeboat, the boat’s rigid hull being topped by an inflatable sponson. She carries a crew of 4.

Byline: The Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat was launched at 10.55pm on Monday evening to assist the Sheppey Coastguard in a search for a 17-year old female missing in the Leysdown area of the Isle of Sheppey.
Page Content: The lifeboat crew commenced a search offshore of the area northwards from Leysdown Beach but after around 25-minutes the lifeboat was stood down to return to station when it was reported the casualty had been found safe onshore.

This was the 43rd call of the year for Whitstable’s volunteer lifeboat crews.

Notes to editors:

The Whitstable lifeboat station was established in 1963 by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and is one of 235 lifeboat stations around the shores of Great Britain and Ireland.

The volunteer crews provide a maritime search and rescue service for the Kent coast. They cover the area between the Kingsferry Bridge on the Swale, in the west, around the south-eastern side of Sheppey and along the coast through Whitstable and Herne Bay to Reculver in the east and outwards into the Thames Estuary.

The station is equipped with an Atlantic 85 lifeboat named Lewisco and purchased through a bequest of a Mrs Lewis of London who passed away in 2006.

She is what is known as a rigid inflatable inshore lifeboat, the boat’s rigid hull being topped by an inflatable sponson. She carries a crew of 4.