Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

1st June 2019

Selsey RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Evacuates Injured Woman

Evacuation of injured woman Evacuation of injured woman

The Uk Coastguard had tasked the Selsey Coastguard team to a woman who had slipped and injured her foot on the rock formations in place at the Bunn Leisure Holiday Park on the west side of Selsey.

The Selsey RNLI 'D' class inshore Lifeboat (ILB) crew were paged at 5.41 p.m. on Saturday 1st June. The Selsey Coastguard team had asked for the ILB to evacuate the woman due to the location of the casualty. When the ILB arrived on scene the Helmsman and one crewman made their way on foot to the casualty. After speaking to the casualty and confirming she was happy and well enough to be taken by boat preparations were made for the transfer to the ILB.

The Selsey Coastguard (CG) team had been joined by Littlehampton Coastguard team and so with the two Lifeboat men the stretcher was carried over the shingle and rocks to the ILB. Once the casualty and a CG officer were safely aboard the passage back to the lifeboat station commenced.

The ILB arrived back at station at 6.40 p.m. and the casualty was lifted out and carried up the beach and into the boathouse. At this stage the Selsey CG leader had news from SECAmb that, as this was a cat three incident, the ambulance could be up to 2 hours and so the woman was helped into her husband's car for transportation to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester.

The ILB was rehoused washed down and made ready for service.

CREW: Will Moir (Helmsman), Kristina Dolan and Harry Emmence.