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Lifeboat rescue after Wimbledon celebration goes wrong

The lifeboat was launched just after 6 pm and was quickly on the scene. One of the lifeboat crew, Dr Will King, checked the man over before he was transferred to the lifeboat. He was then taken to Trinity Landing, Cowes, where an ambulance was waiting to convey him to Newport's St Mary's Hospital.

On the way to Cowes the injured man told the crew that dislocation of his shoulder was a recurring problem for him. The last time was when he fell on the yacht while celebrating St Patrick's Day!

Man dislocates shoulder in Wimbledon celebration dive

The man being taken to hospital Credit: RNLI

A yachtsman, who was celebrating Andy Murray's Wimbledon win had to be rescued by Cowes RNLI lifeboat yesterday evening.

The 45-year-old was aboard his friend's 39-foot yacht moored in Newtown Creek, when he decided to take a celebratory dive into the sea.

As he hit the water, however, his right shoulder became dislocated. Although his arm was now firmly stuck in the air he still somehow managed to swim to the boat's rear platform where he was helped back on board by the owner.


Sixteenth anniversary of Damien Nettles' disappearance

Damien Nettles
Damien Nettles disappeared on 2nd November 1996

Detectives on the Isle of Wight are renewing their appeal for more information about the disappearance of Damien Nettles on the Isle of Wight exactly sixteen years ago today. The 16-year-old from Gurnard was last seen during a night out in Cowes.

A £20,000 reward issued earlier this month is still on offer for information that leads to his location. His mother, Valerie Nettles, who now lives in America has spoken to Meridian Tonight about the heartache she feels because she does not know what happened to her son.

IRA connections to the Isle of Wight

Two home made bombs thought to be connected to the IRA have been found alongside guns and ammunition at woodland on the Isle of Wight.

The South East Counter Terrorism Unit is investigating after the explosives were found by a dog walker close to Parkhurst Prison last month.

Officers think they could be related to IRA prisoners who were being held on the island in the 1970s and 80s. Martin Dowse explains.


10-year-old in hospital

Four people including a 10-year-old girl are receiving treatment in hospital following a car crash on the Isle of Wight.

Police closed the A3020 near Newport following the collision between a Ford Puma and Subaru Jesty.

A 30-year-old man from Sandown was arrested at the scene and is receiving treatment at St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight. A 44-year-old local man and a 41-year-old local woman are also receiving treatment at St Mary's after they sustained "life threatening injuries".

A 10-year-old girl has been flown to Southampton General Hospital for further treatment.

Officers say they want to speak to anyone who may have seen either of these cars in Newport or Cowes prior to the accident which occurred around 8:30pm last night.

TRAVEL - FERRIES: Disruption - Red Funnel between Southampton & West Cowes

Disruption on Red Funnel between Southampton and West Cowes due to high volume of traffic. Passengers are leaving Isle of Wight at the end of Cowes Week. In addition, one High-Speed vessel has been taken out of service due to a fuel leak.

As a result, the XX:15 service from West Cowes and XX:45 from Southampton are cancelled.

Duke of Edinburgh is in hospital

Prince Philip
Prince Philip was on walkabout in Cowes on Monday

The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a 'precautionary measure', according to Buckingham Palace. Just on Monday Prince Philip appeared well, while at Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight to see the sailing.

This latest admission to hospital comes two-and-a-half months after Prince Philip spent five nights in hospital with a bladder infection, following the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.

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