Author: James Baggott

13 Sep GAFIRS help with major boat accident exercise

An exercise which saw six people pretend to be severely hurt following a boating accident at Stokes Bay put rescuers through their paces on Tuesday evening (Sept 12). The major incident saw Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS), Coastguard rescue teams from Hill Head and...

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25 Aug Rescuers pull sinking jet ski to safety

A jet ski which had sunk off Lee-on-the-Solent was pulled to safety by rescuers on Friday (August 25). Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was paged at 1519 by UK Coastguard to assist the sinking craft. The Yamaha craft and the jet skier had been assisted...

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20 Aug Man with head injury evacuated from ferry

A 67-year-old man who slipped and suffered a head injury on board a pleasure cruise was evacuated by lifeboat crews on Sunday (August 20). The man had fallen down a flight of stairs on the ferry and had hit his head when Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue...

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02 Aug Mystery drifting vessel towed to safety by GAFIRS

Rescuers were paged by UK Coastguard to investigate reports of a mystery unmanned vessel adrift in the approaches to Portsmouth Harbour. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was called by UK Coastguard at 0800 on August 2 to reports of a 12ft wooden sailing dinghy...

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14 Jul Free event will be packed with emergency services

Police, bomb disposal and ambulance crews will be among the large collection of emergency services showcasing their skills at Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service’s 10th anniversary open day. The event, which starts at 1100 and runs until 1600 this Sunday (July 16) is free to attend...

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11 Jul GAFIRS coxswain awarded medal for 40 years’ service

A volunteer lifeboat coxswain has been recognised for dedicating 40 years to saving lives at sea for HM Coastguard. Peter Brown, 65, a helm for Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) and a volunteer for Lymington Coastguard Rescue Team, was presented with the esteemed 2nd...

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09 Jul Struggling sailors assisted by GAFIRS lifeboat

Two sailors were pulled to safety by rescuers after their dinghy capsized in The Solent. Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) was tasked by UK Coastguard at around 1500 on Sunday to assist the two sailors who were struggling to right their craft in Stokes...

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19 Jun Two yachts aground assisted by GAFIRS

Two yachts aground in the space of less than 12 hours kept rescuers from an independent lifeboat station busy this weekend. As temperatures soared across the south, so too did the work load for Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) which was called into action...

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