Calshot RNLI Lifeboat launched to potential mud rescue

Lifeboats News Release

At 2.17pm Calshot RNLI D Class Lifeboat 'Willet' was launched by Calshot's volunteer crew to reports of a casualty in the mud off of Northam Bridge.

RNLI D Class Lifeboat 'Willet'

RNLI/Laura Bean

RNLI D Class Lifeboat 'Willet'
The crew launched the lifeboat and made their way to Northam Bridge where reports had come in of a person stuck in the mud.

The tide was out and the casualty had attempted to reach their boat on foot. Having found themselves stuck in the mud they had begun to call for help. HM Coastguard were alerted and they called for Calshot RNLI to launch.

When the lifeboat crew had reached the scene the person had managed to make their way to their boat and was noted to be on board and in no further need of assistance.

All teams on scene were stood down and Calshot RNLI's volunteer crew returned to station.

It may be tempting to walk across the mud when the tide is low, but it is easy to become stuck and put yourself at risk. If you ever see anyone in need of help on or near the water dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.


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