Littlehampton RNLI in search for person near Bognor Regis pier

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat station searched the sea near Bognor Regis pier on Wednesday afternoon (15 January), following reports of a person seen underneath the town’s landmark.

Littlehampton RNLI's Renee Sherman entering Littlehampton Harbour

RNLI/Beth Brooks

Littlehampton RNLI's Renee Sherman entering Littlehampton Harbour

Four crew manning the station’s Renee Sherman lifeboat were called into service by HM Coastguard at 2.42pm and were at the scene by 3.07pm. With clear skies and good visibility, but still choppy seas in the aftermath of storm Brendan, they conducted a search around the pier.

Luckily, the person involved was identified by the police as safe and well, and the crew were stood down at 3.30pm.

Jon Prater, Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat station Deputy Launch Authority, said: ‘We were tasked to attend a person seen either sleeping or unconscious underneath Bognor Regis pier. Our crew were at the scene quickly and conducted a very thorough search. We are pleased that the person was found safe and well.’

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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