Exhausted Kayaker rescued

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Wednesday 20 May

Launched at : 10:40

Returned at : 11:00

Weather : NW wind F4

A kayaker was seen by the public clinging to a buoy just off the beach near the Beachlands Fun Fair.  UK Coastguard asked us to assist and we launched the Atlantic 85 which was on the scene in 5 minutes. They discovered a young man who was very tired and cold, close to hypothermia. and clinging desperately to the buoy. He was taken on board together with his kayak and the lifeboat returned to the station where the man was warmed up with blankets and a hot drink. He recovered quickly and a crew member took him and his kayak back to his holiday let, very grateful for his rescue.

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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 Tuesday, 20 August 2019
High Tide: 02:50 ( 4.40m )
Low Tide: 08:19 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 15:17 ( 4.40m )
Low Tide: 20:32 ( 1.30m )
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