Woman rescued after falling in the water

A WOMAN was rescued after falling into the sea at Port Solent.

Sunday, 10th July 2016, 6:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:13 pm
Gafirs on the scene in Port Solent where people were reported in distress in thr water Picture: Gafirs

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service was launched by UK Coastguard to help.

The woman, who suffered head injuries, had fallen down rocks and was helped to safety by the Coastguard’s mobile unit and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

On Friday night, July 8, Gafirs was called to reports of children in difficulties in the mud off Hardway, Gosport.

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When they arrived, lifeboat crews discovered they were, in fact, adults attempting to reach their yacht.

Coxswain Brian Pack said: ‘When we arrived at the scene we were relieved to find they weren’t children in trouble at all.

‘We would much rather find adults in no difficulty at all than be pulling children out of the mud.

‘Members of the public should always call the Coastguard and report things like this because they very easily could have been in trouble.

‘It’s always better to be safe than sorry and report suspicious looking things like this.’

Last Wednesday, Gafirs was launched by UK Coastguard at midnight to reports of a man in the water in Stokes Bay.

But before the Gosport 
lifeboat launched, two members of the public and police had helped the man to safety.