Children missing and struggling in the sea

Boats launched: Atlantic 85 and D boat

Date: Saturday 18th August

Launched at: 15:30

Returned at : 16:45

Weather: Calm sea conditions with a F2 NNW wind

Solent Coastguard requested the launch of the D boat to search for a missing child at West Wittering beach. As nothing was initially founnd  the Atlantic 85 was launched to join the search. The child was found ashore safe and well half an hour later. Theboats were then immediately tasked to look for another child followed by another 5 minutes later.  All missing children were found safe ashore 7 minutes later.

The Atlantic been released from searching for missing children at West Wittering beach when the crew noticed 2 young teenagers being swept eastwards along the beach and out to sea. They were exhausted and waving for help. The lifeboat picked them up and put them ashore, reuniting them with their parents who were unaware of their predicament.

The lifeboats returned to the station and were made ready for further service.


Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Friday, 23 October 2020
High Tide: 04:59 ( 4.30m )
Low Tide: 10:06 ( 1.70m )
High Tide: 17:18 ( 4.10m )
Low Tide: 22:48 ( 1.70m )
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