July 31 2014 Latest news:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
A man has been rescued from a yacht after he was injured whilst sailing off the coast of Lowestoft.
The man got in to difficulties shortly before 2pm yesterday and is believed to have suffered a fractured hip.
He was brought back to shore by a safety boat from the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club and taken by ambulance to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.
The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat was called but was stood down before launching.
Gorleston Coastguard also attended the incident.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said a rapid response car, ambulance, paramedic officer and the hazardous area response team (HART) were dispatched to Lowestoft’s South Pier yesterday.
The spokesman added: “We suspect that the man has suffered a fractured hip and our crews met with the lifeboat on the pier.
“Our HART team were called to assist in safely rescuing the man from the boat and he has been taken to James Paget Hospital for further treatment.”