Cowes RNLI lifeboat went to the aid of an elderly man who was knocked unconscious aboard his yacht in the River Medina late last night. The man was with his wife on the 24 foot Sea Witch, moored alongside an offshore pontoon near East Cowes Marina.
Billed as a Fun day for all an event took place at Corf Camp, which saw nearly 300 Brownies attend from across the Island.
Patrick Moreton, who runs Moreton Marine at Cowes, was the man behind the handsome mahogany plaque which the Queen unveiled when she officially opened the new Cowes RNLI lifeboat station last week.
Hundreds of people from across the Isle of Wight have paid tribute on Facebook to the ‘much loved actor’ Geoffrey Hughes who lost his battle with cancer on Friday.
This month Hovertravel says goodbye to one of its longest serving pilots; Captain Barrie Jehan. In Barrie’s time at Hovertravel, which started when he left school in 1968, he has completed over 21,000 hours flying hovercraft (which equates to 84,000 crossing of the Solent!)
Jacob Andrew from East Cowes – a soon-to-be-qualified nurse in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps – is trekking 67-miles around the Isle of Wight’s coastal path. With a twist! News Update Tuesday:
Two female and four male Scouts at 1st Wootton Scout Troop have been presented with their Chief Scout’s Gold Award by the Island’s High Sheriff, Nick Hayward. Two other Scouts also received awards: Sam Hewitt was declared Wootton’s ‘Scout of the Year’ and Dylan George was made Senior Patrol Leader.
Challenging and disadvantaged young people from the Isle of Wight will share their experiences of an epic 11 day expedition across Scotland, at a special awards ceremony tonight.