Mud-stuck sailor rescued from capsized dinghy in Poole

  • 27 April 2014
  • From the section Dorset

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."

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