Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

17th October 2017

Selsey RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Searches for Missing Woman

The volunteer crew at Selsey launched the D-class Lifeboat (ILB) at 7.38 p.m. on Tuesday 17th October to assist Sussex police and the UK Coastguard search for an 82-year old woman missing from her home in Pagham.

The ILB crew were asked to search close inshore from Pagham Harbour to the east with Selsey and Littlehampton Coastguard teams conducting a shoreline search. At the time of the call the Selsey all-weather Lifeboat was exercising south of the Lifeboat station so made best speed to the area to assist the ILB. Both Lifeboats arrived on scene at 7.49 p.m.

The weather on scene was wind North Easterly force 2 sea state calm with good visibility. After ten minutes of searching the woman was found safe and well between Felpham and Littlehampton. All units were stood down and returned to station.

CREW: Will Moir (Helmsman), Craig Sergeant and Andy Lee