Calshot RNLI Lifeboat launch after traffic accident fears person in water

Lifeguards News Release

On Tuesday 22 October at 8.54pm Calshot RNLI D Class Lifeboat 'Willet' was tasked to join a multi-agency search of the water at Cobden Bridge after fears a person had ended up in the water following a road traffic accident.

Calshot RNLI D Class Lifeboat launch

RNLI/Laura Bean

Calshot RNLI D Class Lifeboat launch
The HM Coastguard called for Calshot RNLI's D Class Lifeboat due to the shallow water surrounding the bridge.

Alongside the Police and Hill Head Coastguard Rescue Team on shore, Calshot's volunteer crew joined Hamble Lifeboat and Bristow Group Helicopter R175 to search the water.

After an extensive search no persons were found to be in distress and all services were stood down at 11.05pm.

Calshot's volunteer crew returned the D Class Lifeboat to station and made it ready again for service.

The call came in just 5 minutes before the end of the BBC Two series Saving Lives at Sea episode that featured Calshot Lifeboat Station.

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