Jersey, CI: Woman in dramatic rescue after 200ft cliff fall near Groznez – Published 02 Apr 2017 1700z (GMT/UTC)

“A 59-YEAR-old woman was winched to safety by helicopter after falling more than 200 feet down a cliff near Groznez.

The rescue, carried out by the Fire and Rescue Service and Jersey Coastguard happened at around 6 pm on Saturday evening.

Fire crew abseiled down the cliffs near Groznez Castle to reach the woman. However, when they were unable to get the woman up the cliff face a helicopter was called out and Les Landes race course was used as a landing pad.

The States police confirmed that the woman was winched to safety before being taken to the Hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.” – Jersey Evening Post





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EX-Hurricane Bertha

TORRO TORNADO WATCH for much of southern, central, and eastern England, and parts of N England, Wales

and the Channel Islands.


Tornadoes; wind gusts to 60mph; CG lightning; hail

Valid from 03:00 until 17:00GMT on Sunday 10th August 2014

A TORRO TORNADO WATCH has been issued at 22:45GMT on Saturday 9th August 2014

Valid from/until: 03:00- 17:00GMT on Sunday 10th August 2014 for the following regions

Parts of (see map)

Much of southern, central, and eastern England, and parts of N England


Channel Islands


Tornadoes; wind gusts to 60mph; CG lightning; hail


Deepening Atlantic storm with tropical airmass within its warm sector will cross the watch area during Sunday. Although the exact track is still somewhat uncertain, there are indications from several models that a dual-centred system will evolve. The first centre should move into Wales later tonight, with the main centre crossing SW England and heading NE to Lincs by afternoon, whilst the first centre tends to fill or is consumed by the second.

Strong lifting from a sharpening upper trough should steepen lapse rates enough for embedded convection to develop close to and to the south of both centres of low pressure, with wind shear favourable for severe weather, especially to the south and east of the second, deeper, low pressure area.

A mass of heavy rain is already moving in, and through the latter part of the night, embedded convection may affect parts of Wales and SW England, as the low pressure centre(s) move in. During Sunday morning, as the sharpening upper trough digs into the moist sector, it is possible that a squall line may develop across southern England/E Anglia. Additionally, ahead of the low pressure area moving from SW England to Lincs, convection may develop in the moist sector.

In each of these areas, low-level and deep layer wind shear appears sufficient for severe thunderstorms with strong winds and perhaps a tornado or two. The main caveat with this watch is that the maritime nature of the airmass would typically suggest fairly meagre lapse rates – however, global and mesoscale models indication fairly decent instability associated with this system (~1000J/Kg CAPE). If instability and shear can combine favourably, a strong tornado is possible.

The area from SW England to Lincs, and points south-east of there appear to have a higher risk of severe weather than elsewhere in the watch area. Please note this forecast has been issued early due to the fact the situation will not be monitored by TORRO overnight.

Forecaster: RPK

Torro Tornado Watch 2014/008 (Image: TORRO)



Channel Islands: St Helier and St Catherine’s lifeboats help man allegedly assaulted on Ecrehous, Jersey – 260513 2340z

The St Helier and St Catherine’s lifeboats were both called to assist with a man who had been injured during an incident at the Ecrehous.

(Photo: RNLI/Helier de Veulle) The St Helier and St Catherine's lifeboats were both called to assist with a man who had been injured during an incident at the Ecrehous

(Photo: RNLI/Helier de Veulle)
The St Helier and St Catherine’s lifeboats were both called to assist with a man who had been injured during an incident at the Ecrehous

The St Catherine’s lifeboat was launched just after 4pm to give an initial on-scene assessment and provide any necessary first aid. The St Helier all-weather lifeboat followed with a paramedic and police officers.The casualty was transferred from the Ecrehous onto the St Helier lifeboat and then on to St Helier where an ambulance was waiting.


Nigel Sweeny, Lifeboat Operations Manager for St Catherine’s lifeboat station, commented: “The operation showed the different operational capabilities of the two types of lifeboat which we have in Jersey. The inshore lifeboat was quickly able to attend to the casualty and the crew could then make sure that his condition did not deteriorate; the St Helier all weather lifeboat was then able to bring paramedics and police officers onto the scene and return the casualty safely to Jersey. We are pleased that the casualty was not more seriously injured but head injuries do need to be treated with the utmost caution.”

Both lifeboats then returned to their stations where they were refuelled and prepared for their next service.

Other Reports

Man ‘assaulted’ on Les Ecrehous


A man from Jersey has been taken to hospital after an alleged assault on the nearby Ecrehous islands.

The man, in his 50s, was injured at about 16:00 BST on Saturday.

He was brought back to Jersey by lifeboat and his injuries were not believed to be serious, Jersey’s States Police said.

Officers added they were investigating reports he was assaulted by two French men and said French police were assisting.

Les Ecrehous is a group of islands and reefs about six miles (10km) north-east of Jersey.


Video from

(Photo: / Tswgb) Aerial view of Les Ecrhous

More about Les Ecrehous:

crhousWikipedia, the free encyclopedia



UK and Commonwealth: HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – Updated 3 June 2012

The official website of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Queen's Diamond Jubilee logo

The Central Weekend 2 – 5 June 2012

The Central Weekend to celebrate The Queens Diamond Jubilee takes place from Saturday 2 June to Tuesday 5 June 2012, with celebratory activities throughout the UK and across the Commonwealth

If you are considering visiting central London to join in with the celebrations, you may find it useful to visit the Transport for London website

Alternatively, you may wish to consider watching events on one of the many BBC Big Screens around the UK.

For information about the Official Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Programme click here.

Here is our run-down of events over the Diamond Jubilee weekend, including approximate timings:

Saturday 2 June, 2012
The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby.

Sunday 3 June, 2012
The Big Jubilee Lunch: Building on the already popular Big Lunch initiative, people will be encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This may take the form of a traditional street party or a picnic lunch in small or larger groups. This event is being organised by the Big Lunch. Find out more.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: This event will take place on the Thames and consist of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will travel in the Royal Barge which will form the centrepiece of the flotilla.Find out more

Approximate timings are as follows:

14:30BST The Queen embarks the Royal barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, near Albert Bridge

16:15BST The Royal Barge comes alongside HMS President (Royal Naval Reserve Unit), near Tower Bridge

Monday 4 June, 2012
BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace: There will be a televised Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace with tickets being available to UK residents by public ballot. The musical programme for the concert is still being planned and is expected to feature British and Commonwealth musicians. Details on how to apply for the concert will be available in due course. This event is being organised by the BBC. Find out more

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons: A network of 2,012 Beacons will be lit by communities and individuals throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Commonwealth. As in 2002, The Queen will light the National Beacon. Find out more

Approximate timings are as follows:

19:30BST Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace begins

After 22:30BST The Queen lights the National Beacon outside Buckingham Palace

Tuesday 5 June, 2012
On Tuesday 5 June, the Diamond Jubilee weekend will culminate with a day of celebrations in central London, including a service at St Pauls Cathedral followed by two receptions, a lunch at Westminster Hall, a Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace and finally a Balcony appearance, Flypast, and Feu de Joie. Find out more.

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Approximate timings are as follows:

10:15BST The Queen leaves Buckingham Palace by car

10:30-11.30BST Service of Thanksgiving at St Pauls

12.30BST The Queen travels by car from Mansion House to the Palace of Westminster

14:20BST Carriage Procession from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace commences

Approximately 15:25BST Royal Family appear on the Balcony at Buckingham Palace

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