Our brand new Rescue Vehicle has been officially handed over to ourselves, which will help us save more lives on Southsea Seafront.
Whilst out on a local area patrol, Portsea Rescue 1 was tasked by Solent Coastguard to investigate possible person in distress off Roway Wreck after radio transmissions were heard on channel 16, an international distress channel.
The launch of our new Inshore Rescue Boat was a day to remember. Not only was Portsea Rescue 1 launched successfully, but the Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards attended two incidents as well.
Being less than 2 months old and already responding to her first incident, our brand new lifeboat was certainly put through her paces today! While carrying out engine trials in the local area, the new Portsea Rescue 1 was tasked by Solent Coastguard to respond to a 999 call to the reports that there were persons in the water off a sandbar near the Inn on the beach pub, Hayling Island.
Ken White from Hayling Island has been honoured by HRH Prince Michael of Kent for his contribution to the valuable work of the Royal Life Saving Society, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016.
Every year on Christmas day, the Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards hold a Christmas Day Dip where members bravely jump into the freezing sea in order to raise funds for the club. Now, we are opening it up to everyone willing to give it a go!
Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards want you to help save lives in the solent! We are looking for people of all ages to help keep the oldest beach lifeguard club in the UK open and to keep helping people in your local community.
Today one of our own lifeguard members, Jack Allman, successfully carried out a charity cross Solent paddle on a lifeguard rescue board from Ryde on the Isle of Wight to our lifeguard station on Southsea Seafront.
Portsea Rescue 1 was tasked by solent Coastguard, at 15:55, to reports of a boy clinging to the bottom of the pier structure at the outfall at Eastney. Portsea Rescue 1 responded immediately, backed up by Portsea's rescue watercraft. (Jet Ski)
One of our own members, Jack Allman, a 17 year old from Southsea, will be undertaking the challenge of paddleboarding across the solent in aid of charity. He will be completing this on the 25th of September, to support two charities, Cancer Reaearch UK and Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards.