Selsey RNLI lifeboat launched to three swimmers in trouble

Selsey’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to assist three young swimmers who were in trouble North East of Selsey Lifeboat Station. The lifeboat Betty and Thomas Moore and crew were quickly on scene and conducted a search. The casualties were approximately 250 yards from the water’s edge and caught in the ebbing tide amongst the local moorings. Two of the youngsters were found at the end of the lifeboat slipway, both of whom then swam back to shore. The third youngster had already swum back to the beach safely. When all three lads were safe and Solent Coastguard had been informed, the lifeboat returned to station.
Pete Delahunty said:
“If it hadn’t been for the prompt and swift action of another member of the crew, who heard the boys shout for help, this incident could have a very different outcome as the boys were quickly being swept out to sea.”