Double shout drama for Littlehampton lifeboat team

RNLI working out at sea SUS-150716-162649001
RNLI working out at sea SUS-150716-162649001

LIFEBOAT crews from Littlehampton were called out to two emergencies in almost as many hours yesterday (Wednesday, July 15).

Teams had to rush out to help the crew of a small motor boat after their vessel suffered an engine failure which left them stranded without any power four miles south of Littlehampton’s harbour entrance.

The RNLI tow the stricken craft back to shore SUS-150716-162638001

The RNLI tow the stricken craft back to shore SUS-150716-162638001

Lifeboat teams launched in the Atlantic 75 Blue Peter 1 shortly after 2.30pm and towed the stricken ship back into the harbour with the RNLI crew returning to its base, at Fishermans Quay, by 3,49pm.

Then, at 7.52pm when the coastguard called reporting that there was a teenage boy, fully clothed in the sea thirty metres off Goring beach.

Again, a crew was scrambled. However, on arrival and after a search of the area, the lifeboat team received a call from the coastguard informing them that the teen was out of the water and safely on the beach.

The crew stood down and returned to Littlehampton, arriving back at their headquarter by 8.40pm.

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