Sailor critically injured in fall on yacht03 November 2011
Fall on board a yacht
A 63-year-old sailor was airlifted to hospital on the 1st November following a fall on board a yacht.
The Portland Coastguard received a radio call at 10.50pm from the eight-metre yacht, reporting a critically injured sailor.
The sailor sustained head and spinal injuries in the fall and he was flown to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.
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Claiming compensation following an accident at sea
Ships and boats carry a number of potential risks to those who work, travel and holiday aboard them. Slips and trips, falling objects and food poisoning are some of the most common cause of injury.
ffer an injury whilst on board a boat or a ship which was not your fault.
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