Injured Swimmer Taken to Lifeboat Station

27th June 2015

The First Aid expertise of Cowes RNLI station became useful this afternoon, when a 17 year old girl was brought into the premises bleeding from a nasty injury.

The girl had badly gashed a foot when she hit an underwater obstruction while diving into the River Medina from the Whitegates pontoon. Together with her friends she was taken by a Cowes harbour launch to the lifeboat station to receive initial treatment.

It was then arranged by St Mary’s Hospital for a taxi to take her on to their Accident and Emergency.

Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer.