St Helier lifeboat called to help fisherman

The St Helier Lifeboat crew had to rescue eight people from a fishing boat off Jersey on Sunday after the vessel became caught in discarded fishing nets.

The lifeboat was launched just after 04:30 GMT to help the 33ft boat.

The charter vessel was several miles south-west of Corbiere lighthouse when it ran into problems.

Andy Hibbs, St Helier RNLI Coxswain, said it was just one of those things that happened a lot.

He said: "He was on his way back to Jersey, he got both propellers tangled up with a load of trawl netting.

"There is nothing you can do but get somebody to give you a hand, unfortunately there was nobody around so he had to call us."

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