Both inshore lifeboats launched on Saturday 29th August
(1) 14:50 (2) 19:00
It was a busy day for the RNLI Jersey crew on Saturday 29th August with a call out for both the St Catherine and St Helier ILB.
The first call was for St Catherine’s at 2.50pm who were launched to assist the Jersey Fire & Rescue Service who were rescuing a dog who had gone over the cliff at Crabbe. The ILB crew made their way to Crabbe in some choppy conditions and stood off at the base of the cliff whilst the JFRS retrieved the dog. Sadly, the dog passed away.
The second call came in at 7.00pm for the St Helier ILB crew. They were tasked to assist a 16ft boat that had broken down east of the Brett passage whose location had been confirmed by the Coastguard with assistance from the Commodore Clipper. The casualty had no working VHF but was quickly located amongst the waves. The casualty was wearing a lifejacket and had flares on board. The St Helier ILB set up a tow with the casualty and towed them back to St Helier.