Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

30th June 2019

The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Immediately Tasked to Conduct a Search for a Possible Person in the Water

After being released from the previous service call the inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was immediately tasked to conduct a search for a possible person in the water in the vicinity of Bognor Pier after clothes and a mobile phone were found on the beach.

The weather on scene was wind westerly force 4-5 sea state slight in good visibility. The ILB searched along the shore line gradually stepping out until they were a mile off shore. At this stage they requested the assistance of the All-weather Lifeboat (ALB) which launched at 8.50 p.m.

At 10.08 p.m. both Lifeboats and the Selsey Coastguard team were released after the police interrogated the mobile phone and guaranteed that the male would not be in the water. Both boats returned to station with the ILB beaching at 10.35 p.m. and the ALB at 10.43 p.m.

ILB CREW: James Albrey (Helmsman), Andy Lee and Harry Emmence.

ALB CREW: Rob Archibald (Coxswain), Dave Lamdin (2nd Coxswain), Geoff Mellett (Mechanic), Will Moir, Neil Hopcraft and Terry Healy (Trainee).