Three voluntary emergency services combine to rescue man in cliff fall

Lifeboats News Release

Alderney’s relief lifeboat Corinne Whiteley launched at 6.15pm on Wednesday evening (3 August) to assist a 19-year old man who had reportedly fallen 15m from rocks in Clonque Bay and was in danger of being cut off by the tide.

The RNLI lifeboat stood by while the casualty was recovered by the Alderney Fire & Cliff Rescue Brigade and transferred to an awaiting St. John ambulance.
The lifeboat was back on station at 6.45pm. All three emergency services involved are manned by volunteers.

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