Osborne Bay rescue: Unconscious man helped from sea after yacht incident
19 June 2015
From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Almost a dozen people onboard the luxury motor-yacht were brought to Cowes Lifeboat Station “to help recover from the incident”
A young man had to be rescued from the sea, unconscious and seriously injured, off the Isle of Wight.
The crew of a luxury motor-yacht contacted the coastguard to report that a man was unconscious in Osborne Bay shortly after 17:00 BST.
He was flown to hospital, another person was taken to hospital by ambulance and two more were rescued from the water by a passing yacht.
The RNLI said the Cowes lifeboat towed a water-jet powered RIB from the scene.
The motor-yacht was brought into Cowes “escorted by a police launch”.
Osborne Bay is home to Queen Victoria’s private beach, alongside Osborne House, her family home
The RNLI said the seriously injured man was airlifted to St Mary’s Hospital in Newport by coastguard helicopter.
The two other people rescued from the sea received medical attention but are believed to be uninjured.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesperson said almost a dozen people on board the motor-yacht were taken to shore and then to Cowes lifeboat station. The RNLI said some of them went to hospital.
The MCA said the
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