A report that a 50-year-old woman aboard the sail training ship ‘Lord Nelson’ had become unwell led to Cowes RNLI lifeboat being launched late last night (Friday).
The Lord Nelson had sought help from Solent Coastguard in the area of Thorness Bay.
After the lifeboat, helmed by Neil Archer, went alongside another lifeboat crew member, Dr Will King, found that the woman was suffering from acute respiratory distress. She was conveyed to Trinity Landing off Cowes Parade, where an ambulance was waiting to take her on to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport.
The lifeboat had launched at 23:55 and returned to station at 01:40.
The Lord Nelson is owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust and specially designed to accommodate people with disabilities.