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.
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Becoming brighter with warm sunny spells developing this afternoon but also the risk of heavy showers
Becoming brighter with warm sunny spells but also the risk of heavy showers
Saturday morning's weather for the east of the region