Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

29th March 2021

Selsey RNLI Called Out to Persons Cut Off by Tide

Persons cut off by tide Persons cut off by tide
Persons cut off by tide

The UK Coastguard requested the immediate launch of the inshore Lifeboat (ILB) after persons were reported to be cut off on the Kirk Arrow shingle bank to the west of Selsey Bill.

The ILB launched at 6.30 p.m. on Monday 29th March with a crew of three volunteers and made best speed to the area. Arriving on scene within 3 minutess no persons could be seen on Kirk Arrow nor on any of the shallow areas nearby. The weather on scene was wind easterly force 1-2, sea state smooth in clear sky. The ILB beached and was approached by the station Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) who had witnessed a single person carrying two dogs wading ashore. He had spoken to the person who said that they were OK. The LOM had contacted the UK Coastguard and reported this to them.

The ILB was requested to search the area around the shingle bank and reported no person persons cut off. The Coastguards were happy everyone was accounted for and released the ILB to return to station. The station was reached at 7.00 p.m. and rehoused straight away.

CREW: Harry Emmence (Helmsman), Max Wiseman and Neil Hopcraft.