Dorset

Injured sailor rescued from yacht off coast of Dorset

A sailor who suffered head injuries in a fall onboard a yacht off Dorset has been rescued by the coastguard.

Portland Coastguard received a radio message from the Skean Dhu which was passing 13 miles south of Portland Bill in gale force winds on Tuesday night.

The coastguard rescue helicopter was scrambled and Weymouth's RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched.

The 63-year-old was winched into the helicopter before being flown to Southampton General Hospital.

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