Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

13th July 2019

Both Selsey Lifeboats Launched to Persons in the Water

UK Coastguard requested the launch of both lifeboats at 3.33 a.m. on Saturday 13th July after a report from the security at Bognor Pier that two persons were seen entering the water 100 metres east of the pier.

The Selsey inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was first away at 3.45 a.m. shortly followed by the all-weather Lifeboat (ALB). The Lifeboats conducted an extensive search between Aldwick and Middleton out to ¾ of a mile. The shoreline was searched by Littlehampton and Selsey Coastguard teams along with Sussex police.

At 5.30 a.m. all units were stood down by the Coastguards. The Lifeboats returned to station at 5.45 a.m. and were both rehoused, washed down and refuelled ready for service by 6.30 a.m.

ILB CREW: Sam Corcoran-Smith (Helmsman), Harry Emmence and Neil Hopcraft.

ALB CREW: Tommy Cocking (relief Coxswain), Lew Griffin (relief Mechanic), Max Gilligan, Will Moir, Andy Lee, Kristina Dolan and Jake Harnett (Trainee).