Lone yachtsman escapes death after being knocked unconscious at the helm of his boat

Lone yachtsman escapes death after being knocked unconscious at the helm of his boat

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A LONE yachtsman was plucked from death after a fall knocked him unconscious at the helm of his sea-tossed boat.

The sailor blacked out — watched only by his two terrified pet dogs.

A yachtsman was plucked from death after he blacked and crashed his vessel into rocks
A yachtsman was plucked from death after he blacked and crashed his vessel into rocks
Bournemouth News

Winds pushed his 30ft vessel into rocks off Weymouth, Dorset.

But coastguards spotted him and winched him into a helicopter. He recovered unharmed in hospital and his dogs were also uninjured.

Coastguard Tony Goss said: “The vessel was banging against rocks.”

He added: “The casualty was on board with his two dogs and was very dazed having previously been knocked unconscious as a result of a bang to the head.

“Our first priority was for him and we assisted in winching him out of the boat.


“He was assessed by the medical teams and it was found that thankfully he hadn’t suffered any serious injuries.

“Unfortunately it would seem that the vessel did succumb to the elements but the most important is that the sailor was okay.”

His two dogs were also unharmed in the incident.

Coastguard spotted him and winched him into a helicopter on Friday night
Coastguard spotted him and winched him into a helicopter on Friday night
Bournemouth News
The 30ft sailing boat was pushed by strong winds into the shore line of Weymouth, Dorset 
The 30ft sailing boat was pushed by strong winds into the shore line of Weymouth, Dorset
Bournemouth News

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