Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

22nd June 2020

Selsey Inshore Lifeboat Called Out to Persons in the Water

Persons in water

The UK Coastguards received an emergency call from a member of public reporting two persons in the water near a small boat close to Kirk Arrow shingle bank on the west side of Selsey.

The RNLI inshore Lifeboat (ILB) launched at 2.12 p.m. on Monday 22nd June and made best speed to Kirk Arrow. Selsey Coastguard rescue team were also tasked to meet with the first informant. The ILB arrived on scene at 2.24 p.m. but no persons were seen in the water and so they approached the fishing boat and the two persons aboard said that they hadn't seen anyone in the water.

The ILB crew reported that there were some fishing marker buoys near the boat and Selsey Coastguard confirmed that the first informant was looking at these believing that they were people. The ILB was released at 2.19 p.m. The weather on scene was wind south-west force 4 sea state moderate in sunshine. The ILB returned to station at 3.05 p.m. and was recovered straight away.

CREW: Sam Corcoran-Smith (Helmsman), Colin Pullenger and James Albrey.