Vulnerable Man rescued at East Head.

Boats launched : Atlantic 85 & D-Class

Date : Sunday 21 October

Launched at : 15:45

Returned at : 16:30

Weather : Overcast with a WNW F4 wind.

The police asked for assistance in searching for a vulnerable 69 year old man with a very low mental age who had gone missing at W Wittering. The D-boat was launched to search the shoreline from E Head to W Wittering.  One minute after launch the Coastguard requested assistance for a man stuck in the mud apparently also at W Wittering, but this suggested Snowhill Creek, the only area of mud!

The station manager responded by launching the Atlantic 85 and agreeing that the D-boat would go to Snowhill Creek and the Atlantic 85 take over the shoreline search. It soon became apparent that the 2 missing persons were the same man and he was located at the top of Snowhill Creek lying on the mud. He was unable to communicate with the crew member but gave him his ID. A crew member from the Atlantic 85 who could use sign language also tried to communicate but the man did not respond. Unable to determine what was wrong with him, the two crew members with the ambulance crew put him on a stretcher and carried him to the ambulance.

Both boats then returned to the station and were made ready for 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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