FIRST INCIDENT OF 2022 REPORTED BY NCI HENGISTBURY HEAD ON NEW YEARS DAY

1st January 2022. The first incident of 2022 was reported by NCI Hengistbury Head on New Year's Day.

A member of the public contacted Solent Coastguard to report seeing a possible head in the water off Long Groyne. Solent Coastguard immediately called NCI Hengistbury Head to establish if they could observe the casualty and also tasked Mudeford Inshore Lifeboat to investigate.

The volunteer watchkeepers from NCI Hengistbury Head carefully scanned the area and an object was spotted off Long Groyne, less than 0.5nm from the station. After studying the object, the watchkeepers agreed it was a black pot marker covered in weed and on a short rope. It was low water at the time, the object was not moving in the wind, tide or swell and had a noticeable wake as a result.

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