A boy had to be rescued in Poole after the mast of his capsized boat became stuck in mud
Poole RNLI were called out to rescue a sailor on Saturday evening after his overturned dinghy got stuck in mud.
The capsized boat was between East Dorset sailing club and Salterns Marina in Poole.
The volunteer crew arrived at the scene around 6.30pm to find the mast firmly wedged in the seabed and the young sailor sat on the upturned hull.
The skipper had been in and out of the water for more than hour trying to right the 14ft sailing dinghy.
With cold winds and water temperature, there were concerns that the sailor was showing signs of hypothermia.
Volunteer helmsman James Kilburn said: “With blustery conditions and fading light, the casualty was very fortunate that someone had raised the alarm, he had been there for some time and was extremely cold”.
The RNLI returned the boy to shore where he was given first aid treatment.
The volunteers returned to the stricken boat shortly after and towed it to the slipway near Sandbanks Hotel.