New boat owners run aground late in the evening.

Boats launched : Atlantic 85 and D-boat.

Date : Sunday 12 June

Launched at : 20:55

Returned at : 23:00

Weather : Dry and with light SE wind

Following a MAYDAY call we went to Mengham Rythe in Chichester Harbour, where we found two young men in a RIB that they had bought earlier in the afternoon. They were in light clothing and with no lifejackets.  Hayling Rescue was also in attendance but could not get close so a crewmember went the 100 yards across the mud to the vessel. It was decided, as the casualties were cold, to launch the Atlantic 85 to bring the cot stretcher and blankets to transfer the casualties over the mud. This was acheived and the RIB secured and the two men were taken to the Lifeboat Station where they were met by the Coastguards.

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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 Monday, 20 May 2019
Low Tide: 06:18 ( 0.70m )
High Tide: 13:26 ( 4.80m )
Low Tide: 18:38 ( 0.90m )
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