Rescue in the Solent

Solent coastguard has rescued a Russian national from a yacht near the Isle of Wight who was suffering from head injuries.

RNLI help rescue injured man from Solent

Portsmouth RNLI's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat goes to the aid of injured sailor
Portsmouth RNLI's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat goes to the aid of injured sailor Credit: RNLI

Portsmouth RNLI's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat abandoned a training exercise in the Solent this afternoon to assit the coastguard helicopter's rescue of a crew man suffering from serious head injuries.

A RNLI first aider transferred to the yacht where they found that a man had been injured after being struck by the boom. The Portsmouth lifeboat then helped to transfer a suitable harness to the boat and the casualty was safely evacuated.

First aider crosses to yacht to assist in rescue
First aider crosses to yacht to assist in rescue Credit: RNLI

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