Littlehampton RNLI receive a call to assist jet-ski in difficulty.

Lifeboats News Release

Following a call from the UK Coastguard, Littlehampton RNLI’s D Class lifeboat Ray of Hope and volunteer crew launched at 2.28pm on Friday 16 December to assist a jet-ski which was reported to have suffered engine failure.

Littlehampton RNLI's D Class Lifeboat Ray of Hope

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Littlehampton RNLI's D Class Lifeboat Ray of Hope

The lifeboat headed out towards the reported scene, 200 metres west of the harbour entrance, where the two riders were trying to re-launch the jet-ski from West Beach.

The lifeboat stood by awaiting the arrival of the UK Coastguard Shore Team. In the meantime, the two riders managed to re-start the jet-ski’s engine and then re-launch from the shore.

The lifeboat escorted the jet-ski back to Littlehampton Marina, then returned to the station at 3.31pm where it was refuelled and made ready for service.

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