Men rescued from drifting boat by Guernsey Ambulance

  • 11 April 2013
  • From the section Guernsey

Two men were rescued from a boat drifting half a mile offshore in Port Grat Bay after a passer-by raised the alarm.

Guernsey Ambulance and Rescue's inshore boat brought the men to safety.

A spokesman said four men were out on a recreational trip when the boat's engine had stopped.

He said two of the men scrambled ashore when the boat was blown into rocks, rather than out to sea.

The spokesman said the men, who were described as foreign national workers, had no oars, no flares and no phone with them and it was "lucky someone passing by noticed".

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