01/2014 - Kayak adrift off Jersey


The Channel Islands Air Search aircraft, call sign Air Search One, was called out at 3.15p.m. on Tuesday 21st October 2014 by Jersey Coastguard to search for a person or persons possibly lost from a red kayak spotted in Sorrel Bay on the North coast of Jersey.

The aircraft took off at 3.45p.m and proceeded to the search area.

An Airsearch crew member said “The kayak was quickly spotted and a search was made from Gronez point to St Catherines breakwater. Finding nothing the search was extended further off shore”.  Visibility was good but nothing was spotted. Weather conditions were challenging with breaking rough seas and wind gusting to 45 Kts from the NNW.

The search was stood down and the aircraft landed at Guernsey at 4.55p.m, having been airborne for 1 hour and 10 minutes.