A-busy-afternoon-for-the-Sheerness-Lifeboat-volunteers

Byline: No sooner had the crew of the Sheerness RNLI completed one rescue they were called to the aid of two male persons stranded on Hoo Island
Page Content: The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat (ILB) Eleanor were called at 3.20pm to t…

Byline: No sooner had the crew of the Sheerness RNLI completed one rescue they were called to the aid of two male persons stranded on Hoo Island
Page Content:

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat (ILB) Eleanor were called at 3.20pm to the aid of a jet ski with two persons onboard that had broken down off The Leas at Minster on the Isle of Sheppey.

The ILB was on the scene at 3.33pm and located the casualties drifting on the ebb tide approximately one mile offshore beyond 'the boom'. A line was attached and the casualty and it's crew were towed to the beach to be met by their relieved family and the Sheppey Coastguard.


Immediately on leaving the beach the ILB was tasked to reports of two persons stranded on Darnett Ness in the Lower Medway Estuary.The ILB was on the scene at 4.35pm but could find no sign of the reported casualties in the area given, so a search was made and the two male persons were spotted on Hoo Island.

The two had been paddling an inflatable dinghy which had then sustained a puncture. They managed to get ashore on the Island but were now stranded until rescued by the ILB crew.

They were taken aboard the ILB and landed at Gillingham Hard,none the worse for their adventure.
The ILB returned to station and was ready for service again at 5.40 pm.