Missing inflatables and a canoeist checked out.

Boat Launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Saturday 20 July

Launched at : 14:09

Returned at : 15:30

Weather : Cloudy with a F4 NE wind

A member of the public contacted the Coastguard concerned about two orange inflatables with 3 people onboard being blown offshore off the Beachlands area of Hayling beach. The Atlantic 85 was launched and found the boats which had by then returned closer inshore. Safety advice was offered to the crews.

Whilst returning to the lifeboat station the lifeboat was diverted following a call from the wife of a canoeist, concerned that she could no longer see her husband. The Atlantic crew located him about half a mile offshore and further to the West, established that he was fine and reported back so the wife could be reassured. While returning the lifeboat was asked to look out for any other leisure craft in difficulty but found none.

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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, 23 January 2019
High Tide: 00:40 ( 5.00m )
Low Tide: 05:57 ( 0.70m )
High Tide: 12:49 ( 5.00m )
Low Tide: 18:23 ( 0.50m )
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