Cowes Lifeboat Rescues Seven People on Anchor-Fouled Yacht
A yacht with seven people on board, including several children, required urgent assistance from Cowes RNLI lifeboat this (Friday 18 August) afternoon when its anchor was fouled on the seabed and a man in his seventies suffered a health condition.
The fouling occurred off Wootton. After the lifeboat put a crew member on the yacht the lifeboat took the unwell man to Trinity Landing, Cowes, where an ambulance conveyed him on to St Mary’s Hospital.
The lifeboat returned to the yacht, then at Fishbourne, to drop a mother and the children off at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, before escorting it to Shepards Marina, Cowes.
The lifeboat, which had launched at 3.20 pm, finally returned to the station some three hours later.
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