JERSEY Fire and Rescue’s inshore rescue boat was launched this Easter weekend to assist Jersey Coastguard and RNLI, following reports that a rowing boat with five people capsized in St Aubin’s Bay.
After searching the area, JFRS confirmed that no one was in the water and that Saturday’s incident actually involved a kayak with two people who ‘self rescued, made their way back to shore and left the area’.
The Islanders were ‘unaware’ that search and rescue teams were searching for them, JFRS said.
Recent good weather had encouraged more people to get in the sea, JFRS said, but they added that the sea was still ‘very cold’ at around 10ºC so ‘caution should be exercised’.
‘Before going out on/in the sea remember to check the weather, wear appropriate clothing and safety equipment, and let someone know where you’re going and when you intend to return,’ they added.