1st August 2017
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
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.
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
Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer
Photo Credit: RNLI Cowes