Busy May Bank Holiday weekend

Dates : Sunday 6 May and Monday 7 May

Boats Launched : Both lifeboats, several times

Weather : Sunny and warm

The holiday weekend with warm and sunny weather attracted lots of people to Hayling and W Wittering.  On Sunday a child went missing at W Wittering and then was found but we were diverted to tow a boat home. Later a yacht suffered a burst hose and was taking in water and a fishing boat towed her to safety.

On the Monday starting at around 14;00 children were reported missing so frequently that the lifeboats stayed afloat and close to the W Wittering beaches. No lifeguards were operating as they start later in the year but the unseasonably fine weather brought lots of visitors. In the two hours we assisted, 14 children were reported as missing and searched for, but happily they were all found safe and well ashore.

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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 Friday, 16 November 2018
High Tide: 05:07 ( 3.90m )
Low Tide: 10:56 ( 2.20m )
High Tide: 17:24 ( 3.80m )
Low Tide: 23:32 ( 2.00m )
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