sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Boom causes serious injury - sailor airlifted
Boom causes serious injury - sailor airlifted


'Any boom could be lethal if it swings in even light breeze'    .

Yet another serious head injury has been reported to a sailor off the Isle of Wight this week, caused by a swinging boom in high seas, while her only other crew member was later treated for shock.

County Press reported that Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat was scrambled to rescue the 52-year-old yachtswoman who suffered a serious head injury aboard a short-handed yacht in high winds and heavy seas.

The yacht Blue Boat, with two crew on board, was in trouble in gale force winds when the lifeboat, the Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer), came to its aid. The injured crew member had suffered head injuries after she was hit by the boom.

The lifeboat located the yacht in the Solent near Salt Mead, to the west of Cowes, and put a crew member aboard to perform first aid pending the arrival of the coastguard helicopter.

The helicopter then transferred a paramedic to the yacht. After assessment the crew member was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital where, on Monday, her condition was said to be stable.

Blue Boat was then escorted to Cowes by the lifeboat where the other crew member was treated for shock by an ambulance team.


by Sail-World Cruising

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=35256

6:48 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup

Related News Stories:

17 Jun 2013  America's Cup: Artemis Racing's Iain Percy - 'We want to race'
17 Jun 2013  America's Cup: Extended play Am-Cam video of Practice Race
16 Jun 2013  America's Cup: Artemis Racing's CEO interviewed on team recovery
07 Jun 2013  America's Cup: Big cats at play in San Francisco Bay - Video
05 Jun 2013  America's Cup: Clouds on the Bay - what to expect in San Francisco
05 Jun 2013  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA AC72's MOB incident no drill - Video
05 Jun 2013  America's Cup: Artemis Racing sailing again in San Francisco
04 Jun 2013  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's Dalton updates from San Francisco
03 Jun 2013  America's Cup: Outstanding High Definition Video series of AC72 action
02 Jun 2013  America's Cup: Oracle's Spithill retrieved from San Francisco Bay
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,






















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,










































Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead   
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica   
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3   
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here   
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier   
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT