A radio call for help led to the launching of Cowes RNLI lifeboat this afternoon (Thursday), to search for a boat.
Although it was believed the boat was not far from Cowes Harbour, near Prince
Consort Buoy, the lifeboat search proved fruitless.
However, it was eventually discovered the emergency involved a crew member who had suffered a broken arm aboard a yacht which by then was in the Royal Yacht Squadron Haven.
At the time of the injury the yacht was taking part in a RYS race.
The lifeboat went to the haven to offer help. Shortly after, the man was taken by
friends in a car to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport.
The lifeboat, which launched at 2.28 pm, returned to station at 3.15 pm.