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Lucky escape for sailor who blacked out at sea

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Boat crashing into rocks at night in Weymouth, Dorset

The 30ft boat crashed into rocks off Dorset (Picture: Wyke Regis Coastguard/BNPS)

A sailor whose boat crashed into rocks after he blacked out sea managed to escape unharmed.

He banged his head and was knocked unconscious as he tried to regain control of the 30ft boat amongst strong waves off the coast of Weymouth, Dorset late last night.

Coastguard crews raced to the scene after watching the drama unfold from dry land.

When they arrived they found the sailor dazed and confused with his two pet dogs who were also on board.

Although they could not move the boat back out to sea, emergency services winched the man to safety.

Remarkably, he sustained no serious injuries.

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BNPS.co.uk (01020 5588833) Pic WykeRegisCoastguard/BNPS A yachtsman had a lucky escape after he blacked out in strong waves and crashed his vessel into a rocky coastline. The 30ft sailing boat was pushed by strong winds into the shore line of Weymouth, Dorset at around 10 o'clock last night (Friday). The sailor was on board with his two dogs and fell unconscious after banging his head while struggling to regain control of the boat.

The coastguard raced to the scene after watching the drama unfold on the shore (Picture: Wyke Regis Coastguard/BNPS)

Tony Goss, from Wyke Coastguard, said: It was a very technical job because the vessel was banging so hard against the rocks.

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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.

BNPS.co.uk (01020 5588833) Pic WykeRegisCoastguard/BNPS A yachtsman had a lucky escape after he blacked out in strong waves and crashed his vessel into a rocky coastline. The 30ft sailing boat was pushed by strong winds into the shore line of Weymouth, Dorset at around 10 o&#<a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/21/lucky-escape-for-sailor-who-blacked-out-at-sea-10784662/>Read More – Source</a></p> </body></html>