Speedboat crash victims saved in sea rescue off Sark
Monday 16th September 2013, 12:30PM BST.
A DRAMATIC rescue operation saved two islanders from drowning at the weekend after a speedboat crashed into rocks just off Sark in darkness.
The man and woman from Guernsey were treated for ‘hypo-thermia and near drowning’ before being taken to hospital, after their cries for help were heard from Brecqhou.
Two other men who had been on board clung to rocks north of Sark at Beq du Nez, and called Guernsey Coastguard on a mobile phone, before the dramatic air search and rescue unfolded at around 8.45pm. They later headed on to Sark, unhurt.
The Flying Christine III and the Spirit of Guernsey lifeboat transferred the two more critical casualties from the sea to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
The friends, all from Guernsey, were reportedly heading to a party in Sark.