Swimmer in Distress, 27th August 2019

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Late this afternoon, Folkestone Coastguard were called to a report of a swimmer in difficulty near Folkestone Harbour Arm.

A coastguard search & rescue helicopter winches a swimmer to safety over the sea off Folkestone Harbour Arm.
Coastguard Search & Rescue helicopter winches a swimmer to safety. © HMRC Coastguard

On arrival, the swimmer was located and a Coastguard Search & Rescue helicopter was used to winch them to safety. The swimmer was then taken to hospital as a precaution.

Folkestone Rescue were not involved in this incident, which occurred outside of our operating hours.

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