Author: James Baggott

More than 350 brave swimmers took a bracing dip in The Solent for the Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) New Year’s Day Swim. The huge number of swimmers - which included Superman, rugby players and Santa Claus - made a big splash when they...

Max – a small brindle terrier – was rescued by Coastguard and lifeboat crews on Saturday (July 28) after becoming stranded on an island in the middle of Portsmouth Harbour. The small dog was out for a walk with its owner near Portchester Castle when he...

Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) will be throwing open its doors on July 15 to the public – and inviting its fellow emergency services along for the day too! The event, which starts at 11am, will let members of the public meet GAFIRS frontline...

Volunteers at an independent lifeboat station were tasked to assist four separate vessels in distress this weekend (June 2-3). Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS), based at Stokes Bay, Gosport, was first mobilised by UK Coastguard at 8.30am on Saturday. A 28ft yacht had broken down...

A woman was airlifted to hospital from a luxury hotel in The Solent after becoming seriously ill. The 35-year-old had been at a party with friends on Spit Bank Fort when she started to drift in and out of consciousness around 10.30pm on Wednesday (May 9). Friends...

A 40ft sailing yacht which had suffered engine failure was towed to safety by an independent lifeboat on Tuesday morning (April 24). The vessel, which had two people on board and also had issues with its sails, was at anchor in Stokes Bay, Gosport, when UK...

Volunteer lifeboat crews were called upon by the Coastguard three times in just over 24 hours to assist people in trouble in the water. Two stranded fishermen, a young sailor who had got into difficulties and concerns about three men on an inflatable kayak saw Gosport...