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St Helier RNLI lifeboat crew rescue stranded photographer from Corbiere rocks

Lifeboats News Release

The St Helier inshore lifeboat was called out at 2.47pm on Monday (4 April) following reports of a person trapped on rocks at Corbiere.

The alarm was raised when Jersey Coastguard received numerous calls from members of the public advising them that someone had been cut off by the rising tide on rocks between Corbiere lighthouse and the shore and was waving for help.


Both the Fire Service inshore rescue boat and the St Helier RNLI inshore lifeboat were called and arrived within minutes of each other.

With the causeway awash, the Fire Service then proceeded to rescue the lady, who it is believed had been taking photographs and was unaware of her predicament until it was too late, and transfer her to the St Helier Inshore lifeboat for passage back to St Helier.

Fortunately, she had not even gotten wet during the experience and arrived back safe and sound.

The lifeboat was back on station by 3.52pm, where she was made ready for her next call.

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Jonathan Lee, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer at St Helier Lifeboat Station- 07829 865500

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