Both Margate and Ramsgate RNLI lifeboats responded to call outs involving people in the water last night (November 20) and this morning
In Ramsgate crews launched just after 8pm to reports of someone in the sea off the main beach.
A Ramsgate RNLI spokesperson said: “Both lifeboats were launched soon after 8pm to a report of a person or persons in the sea off Ramsgate main beach but were quickly stood down when it was reported the person and their carer had been safely recovered by a police officer.”
A Kent Police spokesperson added: “Kent Police was called following concern for a woman near Victoria Parade, Ramsgate at 7.45pm on Monday 20 November.
“Officers attended along with HM Coastguard, the RNLI and South East Coast Ambulance Service and the woman was located and passed into the care of healthcare professionals.”
At 9.30pm the Margate crew was called out due to concerns over a female entering the sea in the West Bay/St Mildred’s Bay area. Coastguard rescue teams from Margate and Herne Bay and the Coastguard helicopter from Lydd also attended.
A Margate RNLI spokesperson said: “The RNLI D class and B class lifeboats from Margate were called out around 9.30pm last night (Monday 20 November) following concern for a female entering the sea in the West Bay/St Mildred’s Bay area.
“Coastguard rescue teams from Margate and Herne Bay along with the coastguard rescue helicopter from Lydd Airport also responded providing assistance from on land and in the air.
“The D class lifeboat crew located the casualty on the shoreline and were able to guide coastguard officers ashore to the location in the Beresford Gap, Birchington area whereafter she was taken into their care.”
Just before 6am today the Ramsgate crew was again called out for a missing person report.
A Ramsgate RNLI spokesperson said: “Ramsgate Inshore (ILB) launched at 5.55am to a report of a missing person and was instructed to search from Broadstairs to Stone Bay.
“At 6.47am the casualty phoned to say she was at Dumpton Gap and she was found there by ILB crew sitting at water’s edge at 6.55am.
“Coastguard mobile attended to the casualty and an ambulance was called. Lifeboat stood down at 7.07am.”