Floating Bridge back in service following serious incident with member of staff (updated)

The floating bridge has now returned to service following a serious incident where a member of staff was injured in the engine room and airlifted to Southampton Hospital.

floating bridge suspended

The Cowes floating bridge remains out of service today (Thursday) following an accident that occurred onboard yesterday.

The council say,

“A 37-year-old man from Newport was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital, following the incident just after 1pm. At the time, the man was investigating an issue in the vessel’s engine room.

“This issue now needs to be looked at before the service can resume. The police cordon has been lifted and council staff are back on board. The condition of the member of staff is currently unknown.”

A passenger launch is in operation.

Our thoughts are with the injured member of floating bridge staff.

Update 2.24pm
The council tweeted this:

Thursday, 27th September, 2018 11:59am


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