Kayakers rescued

Boats launched : Atlantic 85 and D-Class

Date : Saturday 2 April

Launched at : 14:30

Returned at : 15:15

Weather : Fine with a F3 SE wind

We were asked by UK Coastguard to go to assist two kayakers, reported as in trouble just off W Wittering Beach in the  mouth of Chichester Harbour.  Both lifeboats were launched in case the D-Class was needed for inshore work.  The Atlantic 85 arrived first and searched the area but found no kayakers in difficulties so went along the Wittering shoreline.  Further along the shore they found two kayaks and their crew, tired after battling the wind. The two were taken aboard the lifeboat and the kayaks towed behind as they went back to the lifeboat station. The D-Class lifeboat, not now needed, also returned. Once ashore the kayakers were looked after by the Shore Crew and checked that they were OK and they then carried on paddling to their destination in the harbour.

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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 Wednesday, 23 January 2019
High Tide: 00:40 ( 5.00m )
Low Tide: 05:57 ( 0.70m )
High Tide: 12:49 ( 5.00m )
Low Tide: 18:23 ( 0.50m )
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