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Three RNLI lifeboats, one helicopter and one police RIB search for suspected missing para-glider.

On Tuesday 18 September at 18.23 hours the Dungeness RNLI Mersey class lifeboat 'Pride and Spirit was tasked to assist Littlestone and Dover RNLI lifeboats together with a Police RIB from Dover and the RAF Sea-King Helicopter 'Rescue 125' to search for a suspected missing para-glider reported ditching in the sea between Sandgate Castle and Dungeness. After an extensive search by all those involved due to fading lights and with nothing being found the rescue units were stood down.