Urgent airlift to France for lone Skipper of RIB

Lifeboats News Release

Alderney Coastguard received an unclear VHF message at 09.00 this morning from a RIB, located 9.5 miles north-east of the island. Alderney liaised with both Guernsey and Jersey Coastguards to ascertain whether they had received the transmission. Jersey confirmed that the lone skipper had reported

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Alderney Lifeboat Crew being transferred to abandoned RIB

The Alderney RNLI all weather Lifeboat, Roy Barker I was launched at 09.21 along with the Channel Islands Air Search and a French Rescue Helicopter.

Deputy Second Coxswain, Mark Gaudion said “ The casualty was winched from the RIB by the Helicopter just minutes before we arrived on scene and was transferred to Cherbourg for medical treatment. Two crew members were transferred across to the RIB and returned it to Braye Harbour along with the Lifeboat”

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RIB with Alderney Lifeboat Crew onboard, bound for Alderney and the Air Search Rescue plane above

RNLI/Jack Bingham

RIB bound for Alderney

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