Ramsgate RNLI was called out today (December 26) after a person jumped into the inner harbour.
The crew was called at 11.31am for assistance when a member of the public reported it to the owners of the Mariners Bar.
Natacha Crome, from the bar, rang the port control to launch the lifeboat, while her husband Jason Crome – second mechanic and helm of Ramsgate Lifeboat – attended the scene.
He waded in down the access steps and pulled the person out of the water before a full lifeboat crew had assembled.
With the help of ambulance staff and fire crew, the person was carried up the steps and placed onto the awaiting stretcher.