Woman winched to security after falling off Isle of Wight pleasure cruise | EUROtoday

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A lady who fell overboard from a pleasure cruise was caught within the water for greater than two hours earlier than being rescued by helicopter off the coast of the Isle of Wight.

An enormous search utilizing helicopters and rescue boats was launched when the lady vanished into the English Channel, south of Ventnor at round 1.45pm.

The lady was lastly positioned round 6 miles South of St Catherine’s Point and she or he was winched to security by a HM Coastguard helicopter at round 4pm.

The Island Echo reported that she has been conveyed on to St Mary’s Hospital by helicopter, the place she is receiving medical consideration.

The search included Coastguard Rescue 163 from Lydd in Kent which has a fixed-wing plane. There have been three lifeboats, two helicopters and one aircraft on the lookout for the lady.

All of the search and rescue efforts have been halted.

Ventnor Bay
Ventnor Bay (Google )

HM Coastguard stated: “A woman reported to have gone overboard from a pleasure vessel south of Ventnor, Isle of Wight, was rescued from the water in an operation coordinated by HM Coastguard.

“The alarm was raised at about 1.45pm on 23 May. Two HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopters and a fixed-wing aircraft were sent as well as the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboats from Bembridge and Yarmouth, and Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat. Two nearby vessels also supported the search.

“The woman was winched safely out of the water by an HM Coastguard helicopter at about 4pm. She was flown to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, for a check-up.”

A spokesperson for the RNLI instructed The Mirror: “RNLI were tasked by HM Coastguard at 12.43pm to a person in the water south of the Isle of Wight. Bembridge and Yarmouth crews were tasked.

“The person has been located and assets have been stood down.”

Ventnor is on the Isle of Wight’s southern coast, about 12 miles from the ferries at Ryde. It advantages from its personal micro-climate, sheltered from any icy northern blasts by the National Trust-owned St Boniface Downs. These hills, at round 800ft, tower over the city.

In the early nineteenth century, Ventnor was largely thatched fishermen’s shacks, however within the 1830s it gained a fame for the therapeutic qualities of its local weather and waters sparking speedy growth on the vacation hotspot.