ILB’s first ‘shout’ to rescue a paraglider

Guernsey’s new lifeboat completed its first ‘shout’ to rescue a paraglider stranded on rocks at Pleinmont on 17th July 2019.
The new ILB was on scene 16 minutes after leaving the harbour and recovered both the casualty and another person on the scene. 
Chris Harvey, Lifeboat Operations Manager said ‘This is a great example of how capable the ILB is for this type of rescue. On a rapidly rising tide where every minute was crucial, the ILB was very quickly on scene and then able to get in amongst the rocks to rescue the casualties before transferring them to the bigger ALB. The ILB dramatically increases our ability to save lives in this situation.’

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