Cowes RNLI lifeboat raced to the aid of a man who badly injured his right hand aboard a yacht in Osborne Bay yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).
The man, one of four men on the 35 foot Westerly, Quartette, caught his hand between the windlass and the anchor chain while in the process of raising the anchor. When the lifeboat, helmed by Scott Armiger, arrived on the scene two crew members, James Chillman and Patrick Moreton, transferred to the yacht and administered First Aid.
They remained on board while the remaining yacht crew steered their boat to Trinity Landing, Cowes, from where the injured man was eventually taken by ambulance to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport.
The lifeboat was launched at 15:10 and returned to station 40 minutes later.
The Quartette had sailed to Osborne Bay from Gosport.