Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

21st June 2020

Selsey RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Launches to Report of Three Persons in the Water Off Pagham

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The UK Coastguards had received an emergency call reporting that a small Rhib had capsized and three people were in the water.

At 6.24 p.m. on Sunday 21st June the inshore Lifeboat (ILB) launched and made best speed to the area just off of Pagham Yacht Club. Arriving on scene at 6.34 p.m. the crew quickly spotted the upturned Rhib and, at the same time, Littlehampton Coastguard team reported that the three casualties were ashore, safe and well. The ILB recovered the Rhib and a board to the shore where the Coastguard team were waiting. Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Lydd were also tasked to this incident. The weather on scene was wind South-West force 4-5 sea state moderate in sunshine.

The two men and a 12-year-old girl had been rescued by a man who witnessed the capsize from his house and launched his jet ski bringing the girl and one man ashore first and then returning to get the other man. With all persons safe and with the Coastguards, the ILB was released at 6.58 p.m. to return to station, arriving back at 7.20 p.m. The ILB was recovered, washed down, refuelled and made ready for the next call.

CREW: James Albrey (Helmsman), Craig Sergeant and Harry Emmence.