Coastguard called out to locate two teenagers in a dinghy off Portsmouth

COASTGUARD teams were called to Portsmouth Harbour following concern for two teenagers in a dinghy.

By Fiona Callingham
Monday, 19th July 2021, 8:08 am
Updated Monday, 19th July 2021, 11:45 am

Crews from Hillhead, Portsmouth and Gosport and Fareham were mobilised to the water at 10.12pm last night (July 18) following a report from Hampshire police.

A helicopter also joined the search.

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A spokeswoman for HM Coastguard added: ‘A report by Hampshire police said two teenagers in a dinghy departed from Clarence Pier to Stokes Bay.

‘They were collected safe and well on land by Hampshire police.’

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Launch of a new Gosport Lifeboat at GAFIRS - Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service. Picture: Paul Jacobs (121410-7)