Dungeness lifeboat tasked to recover body
On Saturday 24 March at 6.50am the UK Coastguard tasked the Dungeness lifeboat to recover a body spotted in the water by a local fishing boat, 2 miles east of Dungeness.
Once on scene, Coxswain Stuart Adams in command of the RNLI lifeboat 13-02 ‘The Morrell’ with his volunteer crew went along side and respectfully recovered the body on to the lifeboat and subsequently returned to the lifeboat station, to be met by other emergency agencies.
Coxswain Adams said ‘our RNLI volunteers did a very professional job under very very difficult circumstances’
Photograph the RNLI lifeboat returning to station taken by LPO Judith Richardson
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