Police can't yet identify a fourteen year old boy who died after falling from an inflatable boat off the Isle of Wight. Officers say one of his close family members is abroad and can't be contacted.
Investigations are underway into how a boat got into trouble, resulting in the death of a 14 year old boy. The teenager had to be airlifted to Southampton General Hospital after falling into the water and being hit by the boat's propeller.
Another teenager was also injured. It's now known the privately owned boat was travelling from Dorset to the Isle of Wight with four people from Surrey on board.
A fourteen year old boy has died after he was injured falling from an inflatable boat off the Isle of Wight. The teenager from Surrey was one of four who had to be rescued when they got into difficulty off the Needles yesterday.
He was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital after he was badly injured by the boat's propeller. Another teenager also fell in and is still in a serious condition in hospital.
A teenage boy remains critically ill in hospital after he was hit with a propeller after he fell from a boat off the Isle of Wight. He was on an inflatable boat with three other people when it happened near The Needles yesterday afternoon.
He had to be airlifted to Southampton General Hospital, where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries. A 14 year old who was with him is also seriously injured, and is being treated at St Mary's Hospital in Newport.
Solent Coastguard has been coordinating the search and rescue of four people on a small boat off the Isle of Wight. The Coastguard received a 999 call informing them that four people on a rigid hull inflatable boat were in trouble off the Needles.
The Coastguard Rescue helicopter, already airborne on exercise, was sent to the scene and Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat was launched. The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service was asked to attend at Yarmouth.
Tony Wheeler of Solent Coastguard, said: ""We understand two of the four people fell into the water and have sustained injuries from the propeller. One has been airlifted and taken to Southampton General Hospital by the Coastguard helicopter, and another has been taken by lifeboat to Yarmouth."