Man loses thumb in boating accident at Lowestoft marina

The coastguard team from Lowestoft and Southwold were called to assist an ambulance crew at Lowestof

The coastguard team from Lowestoft and Southwold were called to assist an ambulance crew at Lowestoft Haven Marina after a man lost his thumb in a mooring accident. Photo: HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold. - Credit: Archant

A man's thumb was severed completely off after it got caught in his boat's anchor chain while mooring in Lowestoft Haven Marina.

HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold responded to a call at 11.08am this morning, Thursday, August 10.

The team were called to assist the East of England Ambulance Service after the man who had his thumb cut off collapsed and proceeded to go in and out of consciousness.

A coastguard spokesman said: 'The team assisted in the extraction from the vessel to the waiting ambulance where he was reunited with his thumb in the hopes that the hospital can reattach it.'

The injured man was taken to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.


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HM Coastguard Gorleston were also paged to assist but were stood down on route.

The spokesman added: 'We would like to wish the gentleman a speedy recovery and hope for a positive outcome with regards to his thumb.'

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