Lifeboat responds to a medical emergency

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Friday 5 June

Launched at : 23:40

Returned at : 00:12

Weather : Fine with a F3 NE wind

We responded to a call to assist a casualty on board his yacht in the Itchenor Reach and found a 70 year old yachtsman in considerable pain and needing hospital treatment.  We took him on board and went as arranged to meet an ambulance at Bosham Quay. On arrival however the Coastguards informed us that no ambulance was immediately available.  The helm of the lifeboat decided to take the man to the Hayling Lifeboat Station where our paramedic could give treatment and await the ambulance. On arrival the paramedic gave medical help and decided that the need to get to hospital was urgent so he, together with another crew member, took the casualty to hospital.  The yachtsman was kept in overnight and the next day was well enough to be able to meet his crew, who had sailed the yacht back to their home port.

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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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