Yachting Boating World: A man in his 30s was rescued by a passing jogger after he was spotted close to a partially submerged boat at Greve D’Azette, Jersey. A submerged car was also found.
Parker swam out to assist the man, helping him back to the partially submerged boat.
The pair were then quickly picked up by the Jersey Fire Service’s inshore rescue boat which had been launched.
The police and coastguard were also on the scene, having been alerted at around 6am by members of the public. The man, who is in his 30s, is now recovering in hospital.
A completely submerged car was also discovered at Greve D’Azette Slipway.
It has now been marked with a red buoy after a search by divers found there was no one trapped inside.
The vehicle was not visible from the shore as it was completely covered by the fast flowing incoming tide.The boat has now been towed ashore.
Jersey Fire and Rescue praised the quick actions of Parker. Crew commander Craig Channing said: “There is no doubt that the swift and selfless actions of the passer by saved this young person’s life.”
“By swimming out and rescuing the casualty and climbing aboard the partly submerged vessel with the casualty, he ensured the casualty had the best chance of survival and his actions are to be commended,” continued the crew commander.
“This incident utilised a lot of different agencies who all came together to resolve this incident and demonstrated the interoperability of the Uniformed Services, Ports of Jersey and the Infrastructure Department to bring this incident to a successful conclusion,” concluded Channing.
The cause of this incident is currently being investigated by States of Jersey Police in liaison with Jersey Coastguard.