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French Fisherman Drowns Off Alderney

Credit: Guernsey Coastguard

A French fisherman has died after going overboard from a vessel 20 miles west of Alderney.

Guernsey and French Coastguards coordinated a search yesterday morning (18 June).

Alderney's lifeboat "Roy Barker 1"  was launched, and several fishing vessels in the area at the time assisted.

A French military helicopter recovered the man from the sea, but he was declared dead.

Another person on the boat was winched off and taken to a French hospital to be treated for their injuries.

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