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Paraglider ditched off Guernsey's south coast

The Guernsey RNLI's new inshore lifeboat (ILB) was called out on her first "shout" at 16:25 on the 17th July 2019, when Guernsey Coastguard received a report of a paraglider ditching at the base of cliffs at Mont Herault on the South coast of Guernsey.

The all-weather lifeboat (ALB) 'Spirit of Guernsey' was tasked soon after to support the inshore boat.

The ILB was on scene at 16:53 and after assessing the casualty and another person on scene, recovered and transferred both to the ALB.

Both the ILB and ALB arrived back at St Peter Port at 17:30 local time, with the casualty being transferred to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

The ILB was back on station at 17:41, with the ALB being diverted to another vessel requiring assistance.

The 'Spirit of Guernsey' was back in action at 17:50 local time, soon after dropping off an injured paraglider at St Peter Port.

She went to the assistance of motor cruiser Pearl 6 who was experiencing fuel and engine problems with 2 people on board. The casualty was taken in tow approximately three miles West of the Schole bank at 18:30 local time.

The lifeboat arrived back at St Peter Port at 20:06 local time, and passed on the casualty to Guernsey Harbours the marina staff.