Cowes RNLI Lifeboat Station

Lifeboat Launched After Injured Kayaker Call

 23 April 2015

 An emergency call that a 19 year old man had suffered a spinal injury while kayaking lead to Cowes RNLI lifeboat being launched this afternoon.

 The accident occurred in the River Medina off the UK Sailing Academy, where the young man was a student.

 The lifeboat launched at 3.50 pm and when it arrived on the scene the crew found that the man was by then on the UKSA slipway, being attended to by paramedics from an ambulance.

 Satisfied that no help was required from the crew, the lifeboat then returned to station.

Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer

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