Search after mud alert
Coastguards searched for two hours in the darkness after reports a person was stuck waist deep in mud in Herne Bay. They were called at 1.30am on Tuesday, May 20, and carried out their search alongside the police and RNLI Lifeboat crews from Whitstable, but no one was found. Coastguard deputy station manager Matt Stickels said:
“We were called to reports of a person waist deep in the sea at Hampton. The first informant only gave vague information. so once we arrived on the scene we carried out a search. Whitstable Lifeboat helped us by illuminating the area with white flares. An area between Herne Bay pier and Long Rock was also searched. We called off the search at 1.10am.”
Boy, 10, hurt in accident
A 10-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Herne Bay. The youngster was hurt in Kings Road, outside The Park Surgery, at 12.35pm on Saturday and was taken by ambulance to William Harvey Hospital. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The air ambulance was called and landed in Herne Bay Memorial Park, but was not needed to airlift the boy to hospital. He travelled by road ambulance instead. Shocked witnesses at the park said the boy was with his mum and younger brother. One young woman said the boy had head and leg injuries.
Herne Bay Gazette, May 22nd 2014