Cowes Lifeboat Station

Injured Yachtsman Landed at Cowes by the Local Lifeboat

1st August 2017

The injured yachtsman being attended to at Trinity Landing before his transfer to a nearby ambulance.

A 66 year old yachtsman in pain from a back and neck injury was rushed
ashore by Cowes lifeboat to a waiting ambulance today.

The man had been aboard the 30 foot Connie on the wind-swept Solent when he
was struck hard by the main sheet (rope) attached to the boom in near East Lepe
Buoy.

The lifeboat was launched to the emergency at 12.40 pm. After being examined by a
lifeboat crew member and fitted with a neck brace the man was carefully transferred
to the lifeboat.

Also standing by was a police launch and a Cowes Harbour launch.

Together with a woman from the yacht he was then taken to Trinity Landing, Cowes,
where he was carried on a stretcher to an ambulance and conveyed on to St Mary’s
Hospital.

Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer

Photo Credit: RNLI Cowes