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Cowes RNLI Lifeboat Responds To Injured Woman Emergency

It was ‘from a training exercise to the real thing’ for the crew of Cowes RNLI lifeboat last night (Wednesday), when during a training exercise they received a call from the coastguards.

A women was reported to be on a mid-river pontoon off The Folly with a leg injury.

The lifeboat duly left the Solent to proceed up the River Medina.

At the pontoon the lifeboat transferred the woman to the Folly pontoon where she was received by Island coastguards and ambulance personnel - who conveyed her to a waiting ambulance.

The lifeboat, which launched for training at 7pm, was away from the station for over three hours.

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