Fishing trip ends dramatically for one angler

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Wednesday 29 April

Launched at : 14:29

Returned at : 15:05

Weather : Fine but with a strong F5 WSW wind

The Atlantic 85 was launched in response to a Coastguard call about a leisure fisherman on a charter boat ‘Valkyrie’ who had overdosed on seasickness tablets and had collapsed.  The Atlantic 85 reached the vessel and two crew went on board to give first aid. The lifeboat helm decided that as the vessel was making 10 knots into the harbour in a confused sea and had plenty of deck space, the casualty would have a more comfortable ride into calmer waters than on the lifeboat. The two boats initially headed for Sparkes Marina, but the Coastguard had scrambled the S&R Helicopter which then airlifted the angler to hospital. The lifeboat crew were transferred back to the Atlantic 85 and both lifeboat and ambulance were stood down and returned to their bases.

Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) onSunday, 11 April 2021
Low Tide:05:09 ( 0.90m )
High Tide:12:27 ( 4.60m )
Low Tide:17:28 ( 0.80m )
High Tide:00:43 ( 4.80m )
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