Two men pulled from the sea after being found clinging to upturned boat

Daily Echo: Fishermen in dramatic Solent rescue Fishermen in dramatic Solent rescue

TWO fishermen were rescued today after being pulled exhausted from the sea beside their capsized fishing boat.

The 12ft Min Eve was found by the Cowes Harbour Commission launch HM 1 near West Bramble Buoy, with one man clinging to the hull and another holding on to a rope.

Helmsman Dave Lewis so concerned about their condition that he requested the help of the Cowes RNLI lifeboat.

The two men were taken aboard the lifeboat and wrapped in survival bags before being rushed Town Quay, Cowes, where an ambulance took them to St Mary's Hospital, Newport.

The upturned fishing boat was towed back to Cowes by the harbour launch, where it was eventually righted and pumped out by the lifeboat crew.

Mr Lewis said: “The men had been in the water for over half an hour, and were starting to suffer from the cold quite badly when we arrived.

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“One suffered from diabetes and neither was wearing lifejackets. I was very relieved that the lifeboat joined us on the scene so quickly.”

Lifeboat Operation Manager Mark Southwell said both men were making good progress in hospital.

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6:49pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Brite Spark says...

How stupid, no lifejackets in a 12 foot boat in the middle of the Solent in December, beggars belief.
How stupid, no lifejackets in a 12 foot boat in the middle of the Solent in December, beggars belief. Brite Spark

7:44am Sun 8 Dec 13

100%HANTSBOY says...

tim.pardoe wrote:
I personally think these fisherman are heroes. They brave the sea and the cold to help make this economy better and to have an adventure. It's just like totally amazing what they do!
Everyone always talks about our war heroes and how they protect our freedom. Well I think these people help us with feeding and everything like that. Thank you guys.

Tim Pardoe, Shirley
Nice trolling,but you won't impress anyone here!
[quote][p][bold]tim.pardoe[/bold] wrote: I personally think these fisherman are heroes. They brave the sea and the cold to help make this economy better and to have an adventure. It's just like totally amazing what they do! Everyone always talks about our war heroes and how they protect our freedom. Well I think these people help us with feeding and everything like that. Thank you guys. Tim Pardoe, Shirley[/p][/quote]Nice trolling,but you won't impress anyone here! 100%HANTSBOY

12:28pm Sun 8 Dec 13

mah12345 says...

They were wearing flotation suits though ,so no need to wear life jackets as well !!!!!
They were wearing flotation suits though ,so no need to wear life jackets as well !!!!! mah12345

11:02pm Sun 8 Dec 13

gristle says...

Hants boy. Trolling is a way of fishing - by trailing bait. Maybe the Echo should have reported 'hobby anglers' rather than fishermen.
Hants boy. Trolling is a way of fishing - by trailing bait. Maybe the Echo should have reported 'hobby anglers' rather than fishermen. gristle

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