22nd June 2018 – A report was received from a member of the Public on the cliffs above St Martins Point that they had observed what appeared to be a survival suit in the water 300yds offshore. At the distance involved, they were unable to ascertain if there was anyone in the suit.
An “all ships” call was put out by Guernsey Coastguard asking for any vessels in the area to investigate the sighting, this was raised to a Pan Pan (Urgency) Broadcast, but unfortunately no one was able to assist.
The Spirit of Guernsey tasked to investigate
1854 Lifeboat at the Pier Heads bound for St Martins Point
1902 On Scene
Object identified as a yellow casual jacket, identification details were found in the jacket and the person involved contacted to ensure that everyone one was safe.
Lifeboat stood down. — 1922 Lifeboat returns to St Peter Port.