Man rescued from sea after boat capsizes in Pagham

Capsized sailing boat. Picture contributed
Capsized sailing boat. Picture contributed

A man has been rescued from the sea after a boat capsized near Pagham.

According to the Selsey coastguard, the team was paged at around 12.50pm yesterday with reports of a capsized boat and one person in the waters near Pagham Yacht Club.

Picture contributed

Picture contributed

A spokesman said: “The Selsey Inshore Lifeboat was launched and recovered the casualty from the water and brought the casualty and vessel ashore.

“Littlehampton Coastguard Team were also tasked but were stood down on route as we were on scene and no first aid was needed.

“Once the boat had been recovered and all was ok we were stood down to return back to station.”

An RNLI statement, released on Monday, added: “Some of the water was bailed out using a spare helmet from the life boat before the sailing boat was brought alongside the life boat and made fast.”

Following the incident on Friday, Selsey coastguard said: “In an emergency out at sea, on the beach or along the coast dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

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