Solent Coastguards are coordinating a search at the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour as a result of a 999 call from a member of the public, reporting a person in the water calling for help.
The Coastguard rescue helicopter was scrambled and on scene as were the Police launch and the Queen’s Harbour Master launch.
Katherine Piggin, Watch Manager, Solent Coastguard, says:
“We are currently conducting a thorough search down both sides of the harbour entrance. Coastguard Rescue Officers from Portsmouth and Hillhead are on scene.
The Portsmouth RNLI Lifeboat and the Gosport and Fareham Independent Lifeboats were requested to launch. Numerous vessels are assisting by keeping a look out.
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