LIFEBOAT volunteers and the coastguard helicopter rescued four people from the sea off the Isle of Wight.
Solent Coastguard received a call at 4.49pm yesterday, stating a man and people on a rigid hull inflatable boat (rhib) were in trouble off The Needles.
A coastguard helicopter and a lifeboat from Yarmouth RNLI was sent.
Tony Wheeler, watch manager at Solent Coastguard, said: ‘We understand two of the four people on board the rhib fell into the water and have sustained injuries from the propeller.’
A boy, thought to be under 16 years of age, was airlifted and taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A 14-year-old boy was taken to St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight, with serious injuries via ambulance.
A man and a 14-year-old boy did were not hurt.