Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

4th October 2018

Selsey RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Launched to Submerged Vehicle

Submerged 4x4 Submerged 4x4

The inshore Lifeboat (ILB) launched at 10.46 a.m. on Thursday 4th October after the local Coastguard team had requested assistance after a 4x4 towing a trailer and Rhib had slipped off the launching ramp at East Beach, Selsey while attempting to launch the Rhib.

The Coastguards had been called at 10.08 a.m. and on arrival found the 4x4 submerged with the trailer still attached and the Rhib being held by the two persons from the vehicle who confirmed no one was missing or injured. The Coastguard team requested the ILB for safety cover and to secure the Rhib to allow the recovery of the 4x4 and trailer.

When everyone was clear of the water the Rhib was towed to the Lifeboat moorings and secured. The ILB went back to station and rehoused while a recovery truck was organised. When the truck arrived the ILB launched and towed the Rhib back to the ramp so it could be recovered to its trailer. At 12.41 p.m. the ILB was released and returned to station, rehousing straight away.

CREW: Sam Corcoran-Smith (Helmsman), Andy Lee, Max Wiseman and Harry Emmence.