Both of Ramsgate RNLI’s lifeboats were called out at 8.12pm on Monday, 28th. May to search for a missing person reported to have been in the area of the lower River Stour. The all weather lifeboat searched in Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate around the river mouth whilst the inshore lifeboat conducted an extensive search along the river.
Eventually, the ILB crew spotted a woman who appeared to be in difficulty and after beaching the lifeboat on a mud bank so that one of the crew could approach the woman ashore it was confirmed that she was the person reported missing.
The inshore lifeboat crew assisted the woman aboard and brought her back safely to Ramsgate Harbour.