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Warnings to dinghy users

The RNLI has issued a warning to inflatable users after seven people, including four children, in two rubber dinghies were blown out to sea off Herne Bay on Saturday afternoon. The Whitstable lifeboat was called to the incident but a passing jet skier had already come to their aid and helped them to shore. The lifeboat was called out again …

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In brief

Coastguards were called out twice on Sunday to help a motor cruiser with no fuel and the occupants of a capsized dinghy. The cruiser Lady Amour ran out of fuel two miles off Herne Bay and was towed to shore by the Whitstable lifeboat. The dinghy capsised at Tankerton and two people were seen in the water waving for help. …

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Coastguard called after sunken boat is spotted

Emergency crews launched a search mission after a sunken boat was spotted off the coast of Herne Bay. The coastguard and Whitstable Lifeboat were called at 10.15pm on Monday, with reports of red flares being sighted near the boat, which was just below the waterline. Herne Bay coastguard deputy station manager Matt Stickels said: “We were called to a report …

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Rescuers save duo stuck in the mud

A MOTHER and daughter rescued after sinking up to their waist in mud at Bishopstone have thanked those who helped them. Pier Trust chairman Doreen Stone and her daughter were stranded on Sunday after going alter their dog, who had run onto the mud — the result of a landslide — and got into trouble. After friends raised the alarm, …

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