Three men in a boat apparently lost?

Boats Launched : Atlantic 85 and D-Class

Date : Thursday 7 August

Launched at : 22:47

Returned at : 23:39

Weather : Clear but getting dark with  F2 North wind.

A report was received from a concerned relative that three family members, a young man of 20 and two boys aged 11, had taken a small motorboat from their driveway at about 15:00, towed by a car, but had not returned and it was now getting dark. Both Hayling Lifeboats were launched as well as Portsmouth Lifeboats to search Chichester Harbour, Langstone Harbour, and the shorelines of both Hayling and Southsea.  Within a short while after searching up to Emsworth and starting to search the Warblington shoreline the Police informed us that the car had been found at Brockhampton Quay and a report that the 3 missing crew were at a location in Southsea. All units continued to search for the boat and crew until the Police confirmed that they had found all three safe and well in Southsea. So a family jaunt ended well but caused considerable worry for the relatives.


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 Sunday, 27 September 2020
Low Tide: 01:59 ( 1.80m )
High Tide: 09:35 ( 3.90m )
Low Tide: 14:29 ( 1.80m )
High Tide: 22:06 ( 3.90m )
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