A man had to be cut free from bags of trouble in the River Medina last night (Tuesday).

Cowes RNLI was called to a section of the river between the Kingston and Medina wharves at 10:45pm.

On arrival the crew found a man aboard an 18-foot launch which had a part-submerged one-tonne builder’s bag wrapped around its propeller.

The lifeboat crew cut the bag off and ensured the launch made it safely to a yacht in mid-river, on which the man was staying.

Crews stood down at around 11.30pm.