Cowes lifeboat takes injured woman off motor-cruiser

Lifeboats News Release

A woman injured in a fall aboard a boat in the River Medina today (Monday) became the latest casualty attended to by Cowes RNLI lifeboat.

The woman apparently sustained bruising and swelling when falling down the engine hatch of a 36-foot motor-cruiser moored to an off-shore pontoon at The Folly. Someone aboard then contacted Solent Coastguards for assistance.

After the lifeboat crew assessed the casualty on the scene, she was conveyed by her rescuers to Trinity Landing off Cowes, where an ambulance was waiting to take her to St Marys’ Hospital.

The lifeboat, which launched at 3.54 pm, returned to station at 5 pm

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