Sunday 4 December 2016

Moment firefighters thrown from boat during sea rescue in Jersey

Charlotte Krol

Published 24/08/2016 | 11:21

This is the dramatic moment two firemen are hurled from a boat while trying to rescue a swimmer in Jersey.

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Footage taken on board a lifeboat shows three fire crew battling rough conditions en route to saving a 31-year-old woman off Green Island on Saturday.

One fireman manages to hoist himself back onto the boat while the other remains stranded in the sea for a few moments. He is then pulled back on board.

Joy Godfray was rescued but later died in hospital.

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