Friday 6th May 2016. This evening St Peter Port Lifeboat, “The Spirit of Guernsey”, was launched to assist two people in difficulty in a dinghy near Brecqhou. The alarm was raised by the Sark Constable following a report from a member of the public.
Local vessels “New Dawn”, “Jabawoki” and the Sark Sea Fisheries RIB also responded to an all ships broadcast from Guernsey Coastguard.
The occupants of the dinghy managed to get ashore on Brecqhou where the Lifeboat collected them and transferred them to St Peter Port. Shortly after this the yacht “Mahadir” called Guernsey Coastguard, on VHF Channel 16, reporting two members of their crew lost in a dingy.
“Mahadir” was advised that the two missing crew were tired, cold, wet but safe and on their way to St Peter Port. Following a check over by Paramedics, the two from the dinghy were reunited with “Mahadir” when she arrived in St Peter Port Harbour later.