Young Lady threatening to take her own life.

Boats launched : Atlantic 85 and D-Class

Date : Friday 14 June

Launched at : 04:40

Returned at : 07:07

Weather : SW F4 wind and with good visibility.

Solent Coastguard requested the launch of both lifeboats to start a search for a missing 24 year old female who had previously tried to take her own life earlier in the day and had been sectioned.   She had gone missing at 02:30 and the police had been looking for her.   It was reported that she might have entered the sea at Beachlands. Both lifeboats launched and proceeded to Beachlands and started a parallel search heading west towards Langstone Harbour Entrance and then to the East.  Coastguard and Police units including search dogs searched the shoreline and park areas.

The Police pinged her mobile phone and gave a position in the area of Gunner Point to Sinah Warren and so the Atlantic 85 started to search that area whilst the D-Class was tasked to go into Langstone Harbour and search off Sinah Warren and the Kench. Information came through that the casualty had a small dog with her and her phone was still working, although it was not being answered and so at just before 7 am, having found no-one, the lifeboats were stood down.

The Coastguard continued to text her, and she eventually replied that she was staying at a friends house but would not say where, so the matter was handed back to the Police Force.

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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, 06 August 2020
High Tide: 01:40 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide: 07:10 ( 0.90m )
High Tide: 14:15 ( 4.60m )
Low Tide: 19:27 ( 1.10m )
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