Two caught by the tide

Boat Launched: D-Class

Date : Tuesday 21st August

Launch at : 20:44

Returned at : 21:05

Weather : F5 WSW wind and sea slight.

Two people were seen on a sandbank at Eastoke having been cut off by the tide. They then tried to swim ashore and were not making it, so the D-Class lifeboat was launched at the request of the Solent Coastguard and reached West Pole Sands where a crew member was put ashore. He walked the casualties and made sure they didn’t try to swim across the swashway to the shore as it was much deeper than the water they had been in. The two wer taken on board the lifeboat and landed back at the Lifeboat Station into the care of the Coastguards.

The lifeboat was then made ready for further service.

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Service Numbers 2018

Total Launches: 14
Atlantic 85: 9
D-Class: 5

Services Totals

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

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Low Tide: 05:43 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 12:53 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide: 18:01 ( 1.30m )
High Tide: 00:54 ( 4.50m )
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