Dramatic footage shows man overboard being rescued in Langstone Harbour
A FERRY skipper says that his training kicked in '˜like instinct' when he saw a man being carried away by the tide yesterday.
Colin Hill, skipper of the Hayling Ferry, saw a man being pulled out of Langstone Harbour yesterday after his dingy capsized.
Colin and the rest of his crew were able to rescue the man in a matter of minutes '“Â recovering his vessel later in the day.
He said: '˜I saw him coming down the harbour being carried by the tide '“Â he tried to grab hold of another boat and went overboard.
'˜Our training just kicked in like instinct; everyone just did what they were supposed to do and we got him out as quickly as we could.'
The incident, which took place at 3.15pm yesterday, was over in a matter of moments as the man was pulled to safety.
Mr Hill said: '˜It was all sorted within three minutes, but it felt more like 15.
'˜The man himself was okay actually, but we called the ambulance as we always do in situations like this, just as a precaution.
'˜He then came back later on in the day and seemed pretty healthy '“Â we even managed to get his dingy back.'