Cowes RNLI were alerted to a yachtsman who had severely crushed a finger whilst in Osborne Bay yesterday afternoon (Monday).

The call for help came in at around 14:30, but before the lifeboat could be launched the man’s yacht, the 11 metre ‘Destiny’, arrived under its own power off the lifeboat station, from where it was directed to nearby Trinity Landing.

While the lifeboat crew hurriedly made their way to the landing with a First Aid kit a call was made for an ambulance.

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Eventually the man, 1 of 2 aboard the yacht, was taken to St Mary’s Hospital for treatment. It appeared his finger was crushed while he was in the process of retrieving the anchor in Osborne Bay.

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