Needles Coastguard Rescue Team, Facebook.

A sailor has been taken to hospital after injuring himself while out in the Solent last night (Sunday).

The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team was called to assist the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service in removing a casualty aboard a sailing vessel at 11.05pm.

The sailor, who had to be stretchered off, was taken to Trinity Landing in Cowes before being transferred to the hospital.