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Selsey Lifeboat and Coastguard scarmbled after reports of two persons in the water

Selsey Lifeboat and Coastguard scarmbled after reports of two persons in the water

Selsey Coastguard Team paged to reports of 2 persons in the water from their fishing boat on Kirk Arrow.Selsey Inshore Lifeboat was launched.

We met with the first informant on arrival and he pointed out what looked like two people in the water near a small fishing vessel.

We got eyes on the objects and believed them to be fishing pot markers.


The inshore lifeboat spoke to the occupants on the nearby vessel who reported all was ok, and they hadn’t seen anyone in the water. The lifeboat also confirmed that the objects reported by the first informant were indeed fishing marker buoys.

With this confirmed all units were able to stand down and return to station.

The first informant did the right thing by dialling 999 and asking for the Coastguard, better to be safe than sorry!

“The coast and the sea can catch you out whether you’re local or not. Our message remains: call 999 Coastguard if you’re in trouble. Please help us and our families stay safe. Be aware of the risks, keep your distance.”

In an emergency out at sea, on the beach or along the coast dial ☎️9️⃣9️⃣9️⃣ and ask for the Coastguard.

Photo HM Coastguard Selsey