Man rescued from Solent after being thrown overboard by bad conditions

A MAN had to be rescued from the water after bad conditions caused him to be thrown from his boat.

Thursday, 3rd August 2017, 6:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:26 am
Cowes Lifeboat tows RIB across Solent as owner is thrown from boat. Picture: Cowes Lifeboat PPP-170308-170111001

He was spotted near Bramble Bank after the cross-Solent red jet catamaran saw his lifejacket. Cowes Lifeboat was launched but by the time they reached him, he had been helped by the Southampton Harbour launch Pathfinder.

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The Cowes crew were sent to find the man’s RIB and tow it back to Cowes Harbour. The incident happened yesterday around 1pm.