Crosshaven RNLI rescues injured sailor after yacht is dismasted off Fort Camden

Lifeboats News Release

Crosshaven RNLI volunteers were paged at 1.50pm on Sunday afternoon (24 November) to reports of a dismasted yacht off Fort Camden.


The 32’ yacht with five people onboard was a participant in a race when they had a crash gybe which resulted in the the yachts mast and sails collapsing and one person sustaining a suspected neck injury.

The crew of James Fegan, Alan Venner Norman Jackson and Jonathan Birmingham made best speed to the casualty vessel.

On scene, Alan Venner gave casualty care to the injured person, before the lifeboat headed to Crosshaven with the casualty and handed her into the care of the National Ambulance Service.

Meanwhile, James Fegan stayed on board the casualty yacht and helped retrieve the sails and mast back onto the yacht before it was towed by a yacht club Rib back to the marina.

Crosshaven RNLI wish the injured person a speedy recovery.

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