Two daughters try to rescue him near Hill Head

A man fell overboard a

dinghy after it capsized off Hill Head on Sunday. He was sailing with his two

teenage daughters when he was thrown into the water.

One of the dinghies was

returned to shore so the two daughters could try and rescue their dad together.

Calshot RNLI were

alerted when a passerby saw the capsize. By the time the all weather and inshore lifeboats reached him, the man

was suffering from hypothermia.

Deputy second coxswain Mark Laughlin said: “The man was very

lucky that the alarm was raised by a member of the public who saw the incident

and the swift action by his daughters. With the sea temperature at around 8

degrees and the wind near gale force and the time that he spent in the water

his condition could have been much worse.’