Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Body recovered 2 miles off Winchelsea Beach

Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat B727, 'Commander and Mrs Rodney Wells' launched on Saturday 21/03/2009 at approximately 2.45 pm. Dover Coastguard requested the launch of the Lifeboat to recover a person floating in the water, who had been found 2 miles off of Winchelsea Beach by a local fishing boat.


The fishing boat stayed with the casualty until Rye Harbour Lifeboat arrived on scene 15 minutes later. The casualty was recovered into the lifeboat and returned to station. The casualty was pronounced dead on arrival, by Paramedics who were waiting at the Lifeboat Station. The Police and Coroner were in attendance at the time.

Earlier in the day, a joint Police/Coastguard search had taken place after a pile of clothing had been found on the shore at Winchelsea Beach.

Richard Tollett, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station, said: ‘This is the less glamorous side of what our volunteer crews do. Whilst it's not obligatory to go and collect a body, we are very conscious that there will be relatives somewhere who have lost a loved one.’

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Souvenir Shop opening times for April

Saturday 4
Sunday 5
Saturday 18
Sunday 19

The souvenir shop is open between 11 am to 3 pm

Monday, 9 March 2009

BANG!! Wasn't expecting that!!!! Like I say nice chap (but a bit dim) ;-)
Mmmmm  our tractor driver - nice chap- but frustrated fisherman.  He'd been watching the fisherman on the other side of the river and thought he'd cast his net and see what would happen............

Wednesday, 4 March 2009


Also...................a reminder that on this day in 1824 the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck was founded by Sir William Hillary (see pic), the predecessor of our RNLI.  Happy Birthday and MANY happy returns.  Over 137 000 lives saved to date!
Hello everyone, sorry for the lapse in posts but I like to include pics with blogs and have been without a camera.  Anyway, to start off with, I thought I would post a pic of the Rye Harbour 'nerve centre' (no, not the Inkermans or the social club) our rather fine looking boathouse.  This is where we keep our recently returned ILB and tractor, and where we train during the week.  It is also where we drink copious amounts of milky hot chocolate (only joking LOM ;-).  We have not long received our boat back after extensive refit and she certainly does look magnificent - all ready to face the imminent summer and holiday season.  I will get some pics of the boat up next, but if there is anything in particular that the readership would like to see, please let me know.