Video of the search shows the winch struggling to cope with the stormy conditions.
Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.
Old English wince, from Proto-Germanic *winkjo-, from PIE *weng- (see wink (v.)).
"to hoist with a winch," 1520s, from winch (n.). Related: Winched; winching.