Injured boy's phobia changes Isle of Wight rescue bid
Coastguards were forced to change their rescue plan for a boy who suffered head injuries on a boat because of his fear of helicopters.
Solent Coastguard said it received a call from the Island Sailing Club boat, which was off the coast of the Isle of Wight, on Saturday.
A paramedic was winched down to check the 11-year-old's condition.
Hamble Independent Lifeboat then escorted the vessel to Trinity Pontoon in Cowes and he was taken to hospital.