Alderney lifeboat brings woman for treatment as fog grounds flights
Thursday 10th January 2013, 3:00PM GMT.
HEAVY fog shrouding Guernsey Airport meant long delays yesterday.
The fog meant that an Alderney woman needing medical attention was unable to take the usual means of emergency travel via an Aurigny medivac.
Instead, they were transported by the Alderney lifeboat, the Roy Barker I, which arrived in Guernsey just after 1.20pm, where an ambulance was waiting to transfer the patient to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
Grounded flights also meant UK union representatives were unable to make crucial meetings with island employees.