4th December 2017
Cowes lifeboat was alerted by UK Coastguards to a yachtsman who had
severely crushed a finger east of Cowes, this afternoon.
But before the lifeboat could be launched just after 2.30 pm the man’s yacht, the 11
metre Destiny, arrived under its own power off the lifeboat station, from where it was
directed to nearby Trinity Landing. While the lifeboat crew hurriedly made their way to
the landing with a First Aid kit a call was made for an ambulance.
Eventually the man, one of two aboard the yacht, was taken for treatment to St
Mary’s Hospital, Newport. It appeared his finger was crushed while he was in the
process of retrieving the anchor in Osborne Bay.