A French fisherman has died after going overboard near Alderney this morning, while a second casualty has been transferred to hospital.
Guernsey Coastguard was alerted to the incident 20 miles west of Alderney at 08:50.
A search and rescue attempt was coordinated by the Coastguard and included several fishing boats and a French military helicopter.
Pictured: The ‘Roy Barker 1’ helped French authorities search for the fisherman.
The Alderney Lifeboat was launched at 09:05 this morning and arrived at the search and rescue area at 10:30. The man was found and winched on board the Roy Barker 1 but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The Alderney Lifeboat remained on scene until the French Lifeboat “Mona Rigolet” came to pick up a second casualty from the French fishing boat. They have been transferred to a French hospital.
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