Search for a distressed man

Boats launched : Atlantic 85 and D-Class

Date : Thursday 27 November

Launched at : 17:50

Returned at : 18:25

Weather : Dark and with a F4 SSE wind

Both lifeboats were launched responding to a request for help from the Coastguards in searching for a man who had disappeared and was threatening self-harm. He had last been seen near the Creek Road Car Park and was heading east along the shore. The D-Class searched close to the shore and the Atlantic 85 a little way offshore starting at Eastoke Point. Four other crew members walked from the Lifeboat Station round the point and along the shore as far as Creek Road. The D-Class put a crew member ashore to talk to two fishermen by the Coastguard lookout, who said they had seen a person matching the description of the man, but that he had been walking west towards the funfair, so the two lifeboats continued as far as the ‘Inn on the Beach.’ Not finding anyone they then reversed course and continued round the point to just off the Lifeboat Station. As no-one had been found both lifeboats were then released from service.

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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, 16 June 2019
Low Tide: 04:35 ( 1.00m )
High Tide: 11:44 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide: 16:55 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 23:54 ( 4.70m )
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