Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

3rd June 2019

Selsey RNLI Assists Anglers Cut Off by the Tide

Two persons cut off Two persons cut off

UK Coastguard had a phone call from the anglers stating they had been fishing on Kirk Arrow shingle bank at west beach Selsey. Several other people called 999 and reported the incident.

The Coastguards requested the launch of the Selsey inshore Lifeboat (ILB) and the Selsey Coastguard team were dispatched. The ILB launched 7.14 a.m. on Monday 3rd June and were on scene at 7.19 a.m. The two anglers were pleased to see the ILB; they said they didn't realise how quick the water surrounded the bank and how fast the flooding tide travelled.

At 7.35 a.m. the two anglers were dropped off at the beach and left in the care of Selsey Coastguard team. The ILB was released to return to station arriving back at 7.41 a.m.

CREW: Colin Pullenger (Helmsman), Max Wiseman and Jake Harnett.