Wildfowler and his dogs rescued by the RNLI
Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat brought a wildfowler and two dogs to safety after they were cut off by the tide
The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat Buster launched at 12.05pm on Tuesday 16 January after a call from the UK Coastguard reported that a wildfowler and his two dogs had been cut off by the tide at Funton Creek in the River Medway.
The lifeboat crew located the casualty approximately 300 meters from the shore on a muddy outcrop at Raspberry Hill close to Iwade with the tide still rising.
The man and his dogs were taken on board the ILB and landed safely ashore where the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue team were waiting.
No medical assistance was needed.
The inshore lifeboat was back on station and ready for service again at 1.22pm.
Wind westerly force 6 gusting 7 in the area at the time.
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