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SAILOR AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER SOLENT INCIDENT

coastguardrescue104helicopterA sailor is receiving treatment at Southampton General Hospital this evening (Thursday) after sustaining a head injury in an incident on the Solent near to Newtown.

Yarmouth RNLI were tasked to launch by Solent Coastguard at just gone 15:00 after reports were received of a sailor being injured on the yacht ‘Island Wind’.

The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Lee-on-Solent was scrambled to the scene at the entrance to Newtown Creek.

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The casualty was winched into the helicopter and flown to Southampton General Hospital, where they are receiving treatment for a head injury.

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