Rescue underway after boy swims to floating jetty

LIFEBOAT crews have been called to rescue a young boy who swam out to a floating jetty.

Wednesday, 17th August 2016, 10:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:29 pm
File photo of Portchester Sailing Club pontoon. Picture: Mike Fooks ENGPPP00120111222124454

Portsmouth Lifeboat, the coast rescue team, police and ambulance crews are at the scene, near Portchester Sailing Club.

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A spokesman for the coastguard said they were called at 8.29pm to a report of the youngster swimming out from near the club to the jetty and becoming stuck there.

He said: ‘If he’s wet and been out in the cold there’s a potential situation where he may have some form of hypothermia.’

Crews are still working to rescue the boy, whose age is not known.