The new inshore lifeboat (ILB) was called out on her first “shout” at 16:25 on Wednesday 17th July 2019, when a report was received at The Joint Emergency Services Control Centre (JESCC) of a paraglider ditching at the base of cliffs at Mont Herault on the South coast of Guernsey. The all-weather boat (ALB) was tasked soon after to support the inshore boat.
The ILB was on scene at 16:53 and after assessing the casualty and another person on scene, recovered and transferred both to the ALB.
Both the ILB and ALB arrived back at St Peter Port at 17:30, with the casualty being transferred to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.
The ILB was back on station at 17:41, with the ALB being diverted to another vessel requiring assistance.
Vince Helmot, Duty SAR Mission Coordinator