THIS WEEK IN 1979: Coastguards warn ‘ignorant’ sailors

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Rescue - Helping hands prepare an injured crewman for his airloft to hospital
jpns-12-08-17 retro 2017 Rescue - Helping hands prepare an injured crewman for his airloft to hospital
The Rampant at the ramparts of Portchester Castle in 1967. L to r: Peter Richardson (aka Ritchie Peters  they turned his name around) vocals, Ron Hughes guitar, Ken Hughes (his brother) drums, Don Golding bass, Mick Cooper Hammond organ.

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Coastguards urged the south’s small boat sailors to stay at home after a spate of dramas in the storm-whipped sea.

Four waterskiers were plucked from the sea at Hayling Bay after their speed-boat sank.

One man on board managed to swim ashore and raise the alarm.

After an hour, the four others were saved in a rescue involving Portsmouth lifeboat, Hayling coastguards, and a helicopter from HMS Daedalus.

A Selsey coastguard said despite the conditions people were still setting off in boats.

‘Some of them may be experienced, but there is no doubt that some are ignorant and take no precautions whatsoever.’