A call out to Ramsgate and Margate RNLI crews this lunchtime to a report of six people cut off by the tide was stood down after the group got themselves to safety.
Ramsgate RNLI was contacted by the Coastguard at 12.41pm. Margate were also contacted but their launch was cancelled.
A Ramsgate RNLI spokesman said: “Six people were cut off by the tide at Stone Bay. The ILB (inshore lifeboat) was making its way to the scene when the Coastguard reported the people had got to safety by themselves. We still tasked the crew to check the people were ok and there were no others in a similar situation.”
The incident was dealt with by 1.09pm.