Man in hospital after rope injury at sea

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A MAN has suffered possible spinal and abdominal injuries, after being hit by a rope at sea.

HMS Coastguard sent Hill Head Coastguard, Hamble Life Boat and South Central Ambulance Service, to water near Warsash, today.

A coastguard spokesman said: ‘We were tasked to tug Phenix, after the skipper raised the medical evacuation of a crewman, who had been hit by a parted mooring line.

‘He sustained abdominal and spinal injuries.

‘He was taken to Warsash Harbour Master Pontoon.

‘From there he was transferred to an ambulance and taken to a hospital.

‘We stood down our crews just before 3.30pm.’

The ambulance service took the man to Southampton General Hospital.

A spokesman said: ‘We attended Shore Road, Warsash, at 2.20pm.

‘A crewman was being brought in by a lifeboat as he had been injured by a rope.

‘We sent one ambulance.

‘A man in his 30s was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

‘He was suffering from spinal and abdomen injuries.’

There was no one else involved in the incident.