Jersey fisherman out of hospital
- 8 November 2013
- From the section Jersey
A Jersey fisherman who was seriously hurt after his dinghy capsized in a storm on Sunday has left hospital.
The man, aged 40, who has not been named, was in the water for hours and suffered from hyperthermia after a fishing trip went wrong.
An air search plane involved in rescuing him and his friend, who was released the same day, crash-landed on the island's north coast.
The two men were taken to Jersey General Hospital by helicopter.
Colin Ferbrache of Channel Islands Air Search, a charity with one plane which operated out of Guernsey, said: "The aircraft was sent out to search for two missing people.
"While it was up there it suffered some engine problems. Luckily the five-man crew all got away uninjured which is an amazing feat when the conditions were so awful.
"The winds were gusting and it's very difficult to land at night."