Woman injured while wakeboarding near Southsea Castle

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A WOMAN was left with chest injuries in a wakeboarding accident.

The Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service and Portsmouth lifeboat went to the incident close to Southsea Castle at noon yesterday.

They were called from the powerboat Shamoo.

The Portsea rescue boat and the Gafirs were there within minutes of the ‘mayday’ call.

The woman was put in a neck brace and given oxygen before the Shamoo was towed to the Camber Dock.

From there she was taken by ambulance to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

This was one of four incidents that the Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service attended to over the weekend.

At 4.20pm on Friday, the Gosport Lifeboat helped a fishing boat that had broken down near the entrance to Portsmouth harbour.

At 2.25pm on Saturday, they helped a 20ft boat with two men on board struggling to row into Portsmouth harbour against the ebb tide.

And at 10.15pm on Saturday they were called to Stokes Bay, Gosport, after reports of a person in the water.

They were later found ashore by a shore team from Gafirs.