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.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 10th September 2018, 10:25 pm
Updated Monday, 10th September 2018, 11:33 pm
The Hayling Ferry. Picture: Colin Hill
The Hayling Ferry. Picture: Colin Hill

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 '“ recovering his vessel later in the day.

He said: '˜I saw him coming down the harbour being carried by the tide '“ he tried to grab hold of another boat and went overboard.

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The Hayling Ferry. Picture: Colin Hill

'˜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 '“  we even managed to get his dingy back.'