“Spirit of Guernsey” responded to a report of a person observed floating in a Lifejacket one mile South of Pleinmont Point.

1633 A Call was received by Guernsey Coastguard from Air Traffic Control that a pilot on an inbound flight had spotted a Person supported by a Lifejacket in the water, one mile south from Pleinmont Point.

1637 Lifeboat Red + AirSearch Red.

1658 “Spirit of Guernsey” on scene in the reported location, starting search pattern.  Two local fishing boats, “Molly Ann” and “Prospect” assisting in the search.

1856 After an extensive search including the South Coast of Guernsey, Lihou, Rocquaine and as far north as Cobo in very clear and ideal conditions for the search; no trace could be found of the person or the lifejacket.  As there had been no persons reported missing and any vessels / yachts to have been in the area, the search has been called off.

1938 “ Spirit of Guernsey” returns to St Peter Port. AirSearch stood down.


St Peter Port lifeboat returning to port after the shout. Photo by Colin Le Conte


Lifeboat being refuelled ready for the next action. Photo by Colin Le Conte


Jason Norman, Deputy Coxswain at the wheel. Photo by Colin Le Conte


The search pattern from last night’s search. Data provided by Digimap

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