Sailor rescued from Solent after medical incident, says Coastguard
A SAILOR out on the water by himself was rescued by coastguard crews following an incident last night.
Hill Head Coastguard Rescue team confirmed that it was called out to a casualty evacuation, supported by Yarmouth RNLI crews.
Posting about the incident on social media, the team tweeted: ‘[We were] tasked to medevac of an injured lone sailor onboard Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 175.
‘Paramedic winchman lowered on to @YarmouthRNLI and casualty assessment carried out.
‘Casualty escorted into the Yarmouth and all Coastguard units returning to base.’
The condition of the sailor is not known at this time.