Small inflatable blown out to sea.

Boat launched : D-Class

Date: 12 August

Launched at : 15:22

Returned at : 16:01

Weather : Fine with NE F4 offshore wind

The lifeboat was initially tasked to go to a casualty by the Nab Tower but as the boat was being prepared another incident was reported and so the Bembridge Lifeboat went to the Nab Tower incident. The D-Class was sent to help with an inflatable dinghy with two people on board and off the E Wittering beach, being blown out to sea on the NE wind. The S&R Helicopter had been called out and was on scene as the lifeboat approached, positioned so that the downdraught kept the dinghy from going further out to sea. The adult and child in the dinghy were taken onboard the lifeboat and transferred to the shore where they were reunited with their family.  The dinghy was towed ashore and the family offered advice about small inflatables and offshore winds!

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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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