Quick actions save life of young sailor swept overboard at Calshot Spit

A LIFEBOAT mechanic’s quick actions were credited with saving the life of a young sailor who was swept off a small dinghy by the wash of a large vessel off Calshot Spit. The local RNLI...

Exbury Gardens grows its opening season to December for first time in 101 years

EXBURY Gardens will remain open into December for the first time in its 101-year history to give people outdoor space during the lockdown. The 200-acre attraction, which is currently ablaze with seasonal colour, will possibly...

Experienced paddleboarders rescued after being caught out by tide

TWO experienced paddleboarders had to be rescued after getting caught up in a fast-moving tide off Lepe. Called out around 1.25pm last Sunday as it prepared to launch for its second training exercise of the...

Tide warning after kayaker rescued from mud

WATERCRAFT users are being urged to check tide times before going out after a kayaker had to be rescued when her vessel was grounded on mud at Calshot Spit. HM Coastguard sent teams from Lymington,...

Flood alerts for coastal areas as gale force winds expected

FLOOD alerts have been issued for local coastal areas this afternoon (Friday). The Environment Agency (EA) has put warnings in place for Christchurch Harbour, the lower Avon and Stour, the Calshot and Lepe area, and...

New Forest gets claws out for litterbugs in new billboard campaign

BILLBOARDS featuring a giant crab are the latest initiative by New Forest District Council to encourage people to take their litter home. Visitors to Calshot, Milford and Barton will be reminded not to leave rubbish...
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WATCH: Kayaking woman and young girl trapped in mud are winched to safety

A WOMAN and a young girl had to be rescued after their kayak became stuck in mud at Calshot. Calshot Activities Centre raised the alarm around 3pm on Sunday, reporting the pair had got into...

Bomb alert, stranded family and inflatables rescue – RNLI station’s ‘challenging day’

THE rescue of a grounded kayak – complicated by the discovery of suspected unexploded bomb – was one of four call-outs that made for Calshot RNLI’s busiest day of the year. Last Tuesday’s slew of...

Driver arrested after armed police pursuit ends at New Forest beauty spot

ARMED officers and a police helicopter were involved in a 25-mile vehicle pursuit which ended with a motorist being arrested at a New Forest beauty spot. The incident on Saturday began when the driver of...

Pair’s ‘miraculous escape’ after aircraft crashes into Solent at Calshot

TWO people had a “miraculous escape” after a light aircraft crashed into the Solent off Calshot yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. A Hamble Lifeboat crew plucked the pair from the water within minutes of the Cirrus single-engine...
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