Margate RNLI was called out last night (September 10) to four people cut off by the tide at Nayland Rock with one of the group suffering a medical episode and possible ankle injury.
The D class inshore was tasked around 6.30pm to attend the group who were around half a mile west of the lifeboat station.
Margate Main Sands RNLI lifeguards were reported as being on scene with Margate Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Police.
On arrival the lifeboat crew found the lifeguards in several feet of water with a woman who was having a medical episode along with a possible ankle injury.
She was being supported on the lifeguard’s rescue board. The board and casualty were lifted on to the lifeboat and care was continued for the short journey to the shoreline where they were met by members of the CRT and paramedics.
After further treatment by ambulance personnel on the beach the casualty was transferred to the ambulance and taken to QEQM hospital.
A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “Ambulance crews attended the scene. A person was brought to shore before being assessed and treated by ambulance crews and taken to QEQM Hospital in Margate.”