Kayakers rescued from the harbour entrance.

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : 8 September

Launched at : 15:44

Returned at : 16:20

Weather : Force 7 SW wind

A group of kayakers had launched from near the Portsmouth Lifeboat Station and had made their way to the Chichester Harbour mouth where they met wind over tide conditions and one had capsized several times and was seen from the Hayling RNLI Station. Some of the kayakers made it ashore at Eastoke Point and Hayling crew members went to talk to them to clarify the position. The other canoeists were rafted up in the harbour mouth.

The lifeboat was launched and went to assist the person who had been in the water, took him on board and returned him to the Station where he was looked after and warmed up. Hayling Rescue was escorting the others into the harbour but when they became separated the lifeboat returned to assist and escort one in. A crew member took two of the group to the Hayling Ferry so they could fetch cars and drive round to collect the others and their kayaks.

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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 Sunday, 20 October 2019
High Tide: 03:53 ( 4.20m )
Low Tide: 09:08 ( 1.50m )
High Tide: 16:12 ( 4.20m )
Low Tide: 21:36 ( 1.50m )
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