Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

16th March 2019

Selsey RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat Launched to Kayakers

UK Coastguard requested the launch after receiving reports of two kayakers struggling approximately one kilometre off shore from Butlin's at Bognor Regis.

The Selsey Shannon class Lifeboat, 'Denise and Eric', launched at 12.58 p.m. and made best speed to the position. The weather on scene was wind south west force 8 sea state moderate in overcast skies. The Lifeboat arrived on scene at 1.16 p.m. to find the kayakers had both made it ashore helped by Littlehampton and Selsey Coastguard teams.

The Coastguard units confirmed that no one else was missing so the Lifeboat was released to return to station at 1.25 p.m. The Lifeboat arrived back at Selsey at 2.00 p.m. and was rehoused straight away.

CREW: Martin Rudwick (Coxswain), Phil Pitham (Mechanic), Geoff Mellett, Steve Somner, Kristina Dolan and Neil Hopcraft.