Jersey

Fisherman 'swept away' at Sorel Point is named

An angler believed to have been swept off rocks on Jersey's north coast has been named by police.

Armando Fernandes Pestana, 18, was reported to have been fishing in a "treacherous area" near Sorel Point on Thursday.

The Channel Islands Air Search Plane was alerted at about 17:30 BST and scoured the coast between Greve De Lecq and Bonne Nuit.

The searched was suspended overnight and called off at 10:00 BST on Friday.

President of the fisherman's association, Don Thompson, said there was a large underlying ground swell in the sea on Thursday and the area the man was fishing was known as a dangerous spot.

He said: "Sorel point is renowned for being a bit of a treacherous area in that the currents sweep around there.

"Not only are the currents strong but there are two converging currents right on that corner at certain points of tide, so you practically have double the normal amount."

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