Shipwrecked fisherman forced to swim for 45 minutes after boat hit rocks and sank off Jersey’s coast

At 10.30 am on 30 July, a man in his mid-20s left La Collette Marina on his 6.25-metre open fishing boat, called Blue Pearl, to haul and reset his lobster pots. He then made his way to the first pot, near Demie de Pas, heading east towards La Rocque. After picking up his final string of pots, the skipper turned to the south-west and began dealing with the lobsters that he had caught. But minutes later the vessel struck a submerged rock about two-and-a-half miles from La Rocque and began listing heavily to its port side, before taking on water and capsizing. >click to read<18:58

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