Jersey fisherman out of hospital

Related Stories

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."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites


St Helier

26 °C 17 °C


  • Shinji Mikamo's father's watchTime peace

    The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima

  • A man hangs a Catalan flag at his balcony near Barcelona in 2013Caledonia homage

    Who are the Europeans with an eye on the Scottish referendum?

  • Elephant Diaries - BBCGoing wild

    Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade

  • Hamas rally in the West Bank village of Yatta, 2006Hamas hopes

    Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet

  • A woman dining aloneTable for one

    The restaurants that love solo diners

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.