Home   Medway   News   Article

Pensioner rescued by lifeboat crews after suffering stroke aboard yacht on River Medway

A pensioner had to be rescued by lifeboat crews after suffering a suspected stroke aboard a yacht in the River Medway.

Both Sheerness lifeboats were launched on Monday afternoon and located the craft alongside the Medway Yacht Club pontoon at Upnor.

Crews then gave casualty care assistance to a man in his 70s who it was believed had suffered a stroke, before helping transfer the man to a waiting Kent ambulance.

Lifeboat crews were called after a man in his 70s suffered a suspected stroke on the River Medway. Photo: RNLI
Lifeboat crews were called after a man in his 70s suffered a suspected stroke on the River Medway. Photo: RNLI

A South East Coast Ambulance service spokesman said: "We received a call at 2.10pm and sent a crew in one ambulance and two cars following reports of a man in need of medical attention.

"He was assessed and treated at the club before being taken to Medway Maritime Hospital."

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More