Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

24th July 2017

Selsey RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Evacuates Casualty from Beach

UK Coastguard (Solent) requested the inshore Lifeboat be launched to assist the South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) service and the Selsey Coastguard team with a casualty on the rocks approximately 300 metres east of the Coastguard station at Selsey.

The volunteer crew were paged at 6.39 p.m. and the inshore lifeboat (ILB), 'Betty and Thomas Moore', launched at 6.47 p.m. on Monday 24th July. The SECAmb and Coastguards were already on scene and required the ILB to evacuate the casualty, who had a suspected fractured ankle, from the rocks to a suitable area to transfer to an ambulance. The weather on scene was wind northerly 1 sea state smooth in sunshine.

The stretcher was taken aboard the ILB with a paramedic and the ILB made the short passage to the beach in front of the Coastguard station where there is a ramp off of the beach. The Coastguard took the casualty from the ILB to the waiting ambulance and the ILB was released to return to station. At 7.23 p.m. the ILB was rehoused, washed down and made ready for the next call.

CREW: Gary Pearce (Helmsman), Dan Langford and Harry Emmence.

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