New Jersey lifeboat makes first rescue

Image caption The lifeboat went to the rescue off Ecrehous reef

A new Jersey lifeboat has had its first call out, to rescue a stricken boat crew.

The new St Catherine's Lifeboat, which arrived in June, rescued five people on Saturday evening.

The five people were on board a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) which had broken down south of the Ecrehous reef.

The lifeboat reached the crew in 10 minutes and towed their boat back to St Catherine.

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