Blue Islands founder Derek Coates dies at 72

The founder of Blue Islands, Derek Coates, has died at the age of 72.

Mr Coates also set up Vista Hotels Ltd - which includes Fermain Valley Hotel in Guernsey and Braye Beach Hotel in Alderney - and the company Healthspan.

He is said to have passed away peacefully at home.

Islanders have been sharing their tributes on social media.