Person in the water needs emergency assistance

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Saturday 18 April

Diverted from training exercise at : 12:30

Returned at : 13:06

Weather : Fine but with a strong F5 SE wind. Water temperature 8 C

The Atlantic 85  lifeboat was on a training exercise covering capsize drill when it was tasked to go to the top of Thorney Channel in the vicinity of Thornham Marina, as there had been a report of a person in the water.  The lifeboat arrived at the same time as the Chichester Harbour Patrol Vessel and they found that the person had been taken out of the water onto the marina pontoon and was being attended by members of the public. The lifeboat crew together with the Chichester Harbour Patrol crew, who are community first responders, carried out a first aid assessment. They asked if an ambulance had been called and when told it had not, directed a member of the public to dial 999. When the ambulance arrived the lifeboat crew briefed the paramedics and the person was taken into their care.  The lifeboat then returned to the lifeboat station.

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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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