Mud-stuck sailor rescued from capsized dinghy in Poole

Related Stories

A sailor had to be rescued off the Dorset coast after his boat capsized and its mast got stuck in mud.

Poole RNLI Inshore Lifeboat and a coastguard team were called on Saturday evening after the man was spotted clinging to the hull by another sailor.

The man had been in the water for over an hour trying to right the vessel between East Dorset Sailing Club and Salterns Marina.

He was taken to hospital as he was showing signs of hypothermia.

RNLI helmsman James Kilburn said: "With blustery conditions and fading light, the casualty was very fortunate that someone had raised the alarm. He had been there for some time and was extremely cold."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Dorset

Weather

Bournemouth

9 °C 7 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.