Boat stranded 10 feet in air atop rocks off Jersey coast
14 Sep 2021
A videograb shows boat stuck on the rocks.
Gulf Today Report
Emergency teams spent 12 hours rescuing the crew from a boat that was stranded 10 feet in the air atop rocks off the Jersey coast.
The motor cruiser collided with an underwater reef and became stuck on top of a rock on Friday morning.
Unable to move, the crew of the little vessel were plucked to safety by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and coastguards at the Ecrehous mini islands, in a rescue mission, which lasted almost 12 hours.
During the rescue, the tide went out leaving the boat stuck three metres (10 feet) in the air, according to the Daily Mail.
The casualty boat’s crew had already been transferred to the main island by Seafaris who were on scene as part of a scheduled tour of the reef.
'The crew were reporting minor injuries from the impact and the St Catherine’s crew performed casualty assessments.