Coastguard deployed to ‘a vessel’ caught in the stormy sea at Bognor Regis

Coastguard helicopter.
Coastguard helicopter.

The Coastguard helicopter was deployed this afternoon (Wednesday December 30) after someone saw what they thought was a vessel being thrashed about in the stormy sea near Bognor Pier.

The vessel turned out to be a lobster pot.

A Coastguard spokeswoman said: “Dover Coastguard received a 999 call from a concerned member of the public who thought he saw an object - a vessel - being thrashed about by the waves.”

Littlehampton lifeboat and the helicopter were deployed and a second person reported seeing an object in the sea.

The helicopter made a sweep of the area to ensure nobody was in danger and guided the lifeboat back to shore in the rough sea conditions.

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