Suspected overdose near Itchenor.

Boats launched : Atlantic 85 and D-Class

Date : Monday 8 April  (& into Tuesday 9 April )

Launched at : 22:43

Returned at : 00:50

Weather : Calm conditions with a Force 4 Easterly wind.

Solent Coastguard were contacted by a concerned solicitor worried about his client who lives on-board a boat in Chichester Harbour between Itchenor and Dell Quay. The client had said he was taking 70 paracetamol tablets. Solent Coastguard requested we launch to search for the live-aboard who had been advised to row ashore to the pub at Dell Quay. The Atlantic 85 and D-class started at Itchenor and worked their way up to Dell Quay and beyond as far as the tide allowed but found no sign of the casualty. They then started a detailed search of any boats with occupants on board but could not find the man concerned.

After nearly 2 hours searching the man was discovered by police in the centre of Chichester and so both boats were stood down and returned to the station.


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 Thursday, 21 January 2021
High Tide: 05:00 ( 4.10m )
Low Tide: 10:32 ( 2.00m )
High Tide: 17:20 ( 3.90m )
Low Tide: 23:01 ( 2.00m )
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