Maldon: Elderly woman airlifted to hospital after breaking leg when yacht ran aground (From Gazette)
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Maldon: Elderly woman airlifted to hospital after breaking leg when yacht ran aground
10:19am Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
A woman was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected broken leg when a yacht ran aground near Northey Island.
The 74-year-old was flown by a RAF Sea King helicopter to Colchester General Hospital after getting injured when the yacht, Great Days, got into problems in the River Blackwater yesterday morning.
Thames Coastguard received a 999 call at 8.40am and the West Mersea Coastguard, West Mersea RNLI lifeboat and the RAF helicopter were all tasked to the scene.
One other person was on board the yacht, but was unhurt.
Arrangements were made with a local boatyard for recovery of the vessel.
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