Man winched to safety after dinghy stranded at Roedean

Posted On 08 Sep 2020 at 10:10 am

A man was winched to safety after his dinghy was washed ashore yesterday afternoon.

Three men had gone out for a fishing trip in the boat when it was stranded at Roedean at about 2.30pm.

Newhaven Coastguard was called out, and sent its Shoreham team and a rescue helicopter.

Two were rescued by swimmers from the Shoreham team and the rescue helicopter winched the third to safety.

Newhaven Coastguard said: “These gentlemen launched their boat from Brighton beach for a days fishing. They got caught by tide and wind, a genuine incident but after risk assessment this was the best way of rescue.”

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