A man ended up in hospital after he dislocated his shoulder when he leapt from a yacht in celebration of Andy Murray’s win at Wimbledon.
The 45-year-old man suffered “great pain” after he jumped off his friend’s 39ft yacht, Bliss, which was moored in Newtown Creek, Isle of Wight.
A RNLI spokesman said:
“The man decided to take a celebratory dive into the sea on news of Murray’s championship victory.”
“As he hit the water, however, his right shoulder became dislocated and his arm was firmly stuck in the air.
“He swam back to the boat’s rear platform where he was helped back on board by the owner before an RNLI crew took him to a waiting ambulance.
“After being alerted by Solent Coastguards of the incident, the lifeboat was launched just after 6pm and was quickly on the scene. One of the lifeboat crew, Dr Will King, checked the man over before he was transferred to the lifeboat.
“He was then taken to Trinity Landing, Cowes, where an ambulance was waiting to convey him to Newport’s St Mary’s Hospital.”
Not the first time
On the way to Cowes, the injured man told rescuers he had previously dislocated his shoulder on the yacht during St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
The RNLI spokesman said,
“But on that occasion, he managed to put his shoulder back without the need of outside assistance.”