Lifeboat Call-Out to persons stuck on Cliff in Herm

At 23:48 on Saturday 22nd June 2019, a 999 call was received by the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre (JESCC), from a male who was stuck on the cliffs to the south of Rosaire steps on the west coast of Herm, with him was his teenage daughter.

The Herm Constable was contacted and went straight to the scene where he assessed the situation and confirmed that he had no means on the island to reach the persons in distress.

The St Peter Port Lifeboat crew were paged at 00:30 and the Lifeboat, ‘Spirit of Guernsey’ left St Peter Port harbour at 00:45.

At arrival on scene, the decision was taken to evacuate the casualties from the cliffs using the Lifeboats ‘daughter’ craft (Y-Boat), this operation was carried out without incident.

The Lifeboat crew assessed the condition of the two persons recovered and other than feeling a little cold both had no serious injuries and were transferred back to their yacht which was anchored off of Rosaire steps.

The ‘Spirit of Guernsey’ returned to St Peter Port and was back on station at 01:29.

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