Pair rescued from sea in major operation off Sark

  • 15 September 2013
  • From the section Guernsey

Two people have been rescued from the sea off Sark following a major search and rescue operation.

Guernsey's marine ambulance, the Channel Islands Air Search plane and the Guernsey lifeboat were scrambled after a man and woman were reported near Bec du Nez at about 20:40 BST.

It is believed they went over board after a private boat they were on hit a rock.

The pair received emergency treatment onboard the rescue boats.

One person was taken ashore onboard the marine ambulance and the other onboard the lifeboat.

Both arrived at St Peter Port Harbour at about 22:30 BST and were treated for hypothermia and near drowning.

The pair, who were from Guernsey, were transferred to the accident and emergency department at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

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