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Cowes Lifeboat Involved in On-Shore Rescue of Injured Woman

Lifeboats News Release

A 43-year-old woman who badly injured her hip in a fall on the rocky shore between Thorness and Gurnard, became the subject of a rescue operation involving Cowes RNLI lifeboat and several teams of Island coastguards last (Tuesday night.

The woman, who had been with her male partner, was in considerable pain, and was tended to at the scene by Dr Will King, a member of the lifeboat crew.

On the lifeboat’s eventual arrival at Trinity Landing, Cowes, she was taken by stretcher to a waiting ambulance for transportation on to St Mary’s Hospital.

Coastguards involved in the operation were from Bembridge, the Needles and Ventnor.

After launching at 10.25 pm the lifeboat returned to station at midnight.

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