Lunchtime on Tuesday 5th June, the St Peter Port Lifeboat, The Spirit of Guernsey, was launched to assist yacht Jambo 6 miles to the north of Guernsey. A crew member onboard had suffered a head injury and the yacht had been demasted.
The Spirit of Guernsey crew were alerted at 1154 and proceeded to sea with two St John Ambulance Paramedics onboard. The injured crew member was transferred to the Lifeboat and Jambo was taken under tow.
The Spirit of Guernsey and Jambo arrived in St Peter Port at 1400 whereby the injured crew member was transferred to hospital.
Official correction – 8th June
The media group message which issued on 5th June 2018 may have implied that the yacht “Jambo” was demasted prior to the arrival of the St Peter Port Lifeboat on scene and that this was the cause of the injury to the crew member.
This is not the case. The injury to the crew member happened prior to the vessel being demasted. The demasting occurred as the lifeboat came alongside the yacht to transfer the Paramedics.
Sincere apologies for any offence or confusion caused by this inaccuracy.