A sailor has passed away on board a yacht on the Solent as he was hit on the head by the boom of the boat before on Monday at 1 pm. The police department has confirmed that the man, who was in his 30s, has lost his life as a mishap on board of a private yacht. He suffered head injuries and died at the spot. The incident took place off Gurnard Ledge.
The vessel was sailing near Cowes and it was sent out a mayday call just after the mishap and the Cowes Inshore Lifeboat was sent to the marine vehicle. According to reports, a statement by the Marine and Coastguard Agency read: “The police launch, Commander, the Cowes inshore lifeboat and the Solent search and rescue helicopter R104 were in attendance.”
“The helicopter’s winchman was lowered aboard and the casualty was declared deceased on the vessel by the SAR Paramedic. The casualty remained on the yacht to be taken to Trinity Landing at Cowes, where the vessel was received by a coastguard rescue team and Hampshire Police,” added the statement.
It has also been notified that the incident would not be treated as suspicious. The incident happened as the Met Office confirmed Monday was the wettest day of the year in the United Kingdom after a torrential rain.
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