Sad end to a weekend visit.

Boats launched : Atlantic & D-Class

Date : Saturday 14 May

Launched at : 07:00

retruned at : 0750

Weather : fine

Hayling Island Lifeboats responded to a call from the UK Coastguard to attend a 57 year old local man having a suspected heart attack on his yacht moored at E Head in Chichester Harbour

Both lifeboats were launched taking a de-fibrillator (AED) with them, arriving to find an NHS para-medic and a Community 1st responder on board. The Search and Rescue helicopter was also overhead. RNLI crew went on board with the AED and under the supervision of the NHS para-medic gave CPR to the casualty for some period inc. the use of the AED. Once the casualty was more stable he was transferred to the Harbour Patrol Launch and taken ashore, where further CPR was given by an NHS Emergency Crash team and the RNLI crew. After an hour of trying the casualty was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and was taken away by the NHS team.

Our thoughts are with the family of the casualty, some of whom were on the yacht with him, and this service, a week after we celebrated 100 years of life saving, is particularly upsetting.

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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, 17 July 2019
Low Tide: 05:43 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 12:53 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide: 18:01 ( 1.30m )
High Tide: 00:54 ( 4.50m )
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