Jersey fisherman out of hospital

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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."

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