Man rescued from rocks at Gorey

AN Islander was rescued from rocks behind Gorey Castle on Wednesday evening.

Picture: JERSEY FIRE AND RESCUE (28280187)
Picture: JERSEY FIRE AND RESCUE (28280187)

Ten firefighters – including four who had been visiting the Nightingale Hospital – were sent to the scene at about 7.30pm.

The St Catherine's lifeboat was also launched and two crew members went ashore to assess the man's condition.

He had no serious injuries but had tried to climb to safety and had become stuck in a precarious position where he could no longer climb down.

A firefighter also boarded the RNLI lifeboat to act as a liaison and communication link between the vessel and fire crews on the shore.

The rescue team used ropes to bring the man to safety.

In a Facebook post, Jersey Fire and Rescue said: 'Although only suffering slight injuries from his attempts to climb to safety, he was cold and suffering from signs of shock.

'This incident demonstrates the excellent joint working between Jersey Coastguard, RNLI Jersey and Jersey Fire and Rescue.

'We would like to remind the public that if you are planning on visiting some of the island's more remote coastal areas you check the tides and ensure you have a way of raising the alarm in case of an emergency.'

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