Latest: Crosshaven RNLI go to aid of racing yacht in difficulty

Latest: Crosshaven RNLI go to aid of racing yacht in difficulty
Crosshaven RNLI earlier today responded to a yacht which was dismasted. Picture credit: Jon Mathers/RNLI

Update: Crosshaven Lifeboat Crew has handed the injured woman into the care of the National Ambulance Service.

Crew members from Crosshaven RNLI earlier today responded to an incident near Camden Fort, where a yacht got into difficulty.

The lifeboat launched at approximately 13:50 after a 32’ yacht became dismasted.

Crosshaven RNLI confirmed that the yacht was a participant in a race when they had a crash gybe which resulted in the yacht's mast and sails collapsing.

Five people were on board the yacht, where one woman sustained a neck injury.

The crew of James Fegan, Alan Venner Norman Jackson and Jonathan Birmingham made best speed to the casualty vessel. 

On scene, Alan Venner gave casualty care to the injured person, before the lifeboat headed to Crosshaven with the casualty and handed her into the care of the National Ambulance Service. 

Meanwhile, James Fegan stayed on board the casualty yacht and helped retrieve the sails and mast back onto the yacht before it was towed by a yacht club Rib back to the marina.

In a statement issued by Crosshaven RNLI they wished the injured woman a speedy recovery. 

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