At 17:50 local time on Friday 25th September 2015, 999 calls were received from members of the public that a vessel appeared to have sunk a mile off Bordeaux. The St Peter Port Lifeboat which was on exercise off the East coast of Herm was immediately tasked to the area.
Arriving on scene at 18:06 the tip of a mast was visible just North of Roustel Beacon. The lifeboat searched an area approximately 1 mile North of Roustel, and picked up 4 survivors, 2 men and 2 women.
The Spirit of Guernsey arrived back in St Peter port at 18:27, where the casualties were taken to hospital by the SJARS.