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Rescue boats in search exercise

Rescue exercise
Volunteers were rescued from different parts of the island and in the water

Two Jersey rescue boats have been involved in an exercise to allow different emergency service teams to train together.

The St Catherine's RNLI lifeboat and the Fire Service inshore rescue boat carried out a joint recovery exercise co-ordinated by island coastguards.

The exercise scenario involved attempting to trace sailors on board a missing 28ft (8.5m) boat.

Five volunteers posed as the missing boat's crew waiting to be rescued.

Four of the operation volunteers were located and recovered from different positions on the island during the exercise on Sunday, including the refuge beacon off La Rocque, Seymour Tower and Icho Tower.

One 'casualty' was floating in the water.



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