Boating accident led to serious blood loss

OXFORD: A man pierced his leg after slipping on his boat at Osney Lock.

The 55-year-old severely cut his leg in the boating accident on Saturday at 5pm.

Lock keeper Ray Riches managed to guide the boat down to East St Helen Street where paramedics treated the man.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

South Central Ambulance Service spokesman James Keating-Wilkes said: “We got a call at 5pm to a male, aged 55, who had slipped on a boat and suffered a deep cut to his leg.”

Mr Riches reported the man spiked his leg on a metal upright – a supporting post – and lost a lot of blood.

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5:25pm Tue 9 Jul 13

Cityview says...

I assume the boat was moved by the lock keeper to East Street, Osney not East St Helens Street which is in Abingdon?
I assume the boat was moved by the lock keeper to East Street, Osney not East St Helens Street which is in Abingdon? Cityview

8:30pm Sun 14 Jul 13

Yellowlines says...

East Street, Osney Island. I watched the lock keeper handle this serious situation and he was brilliant. Hope we don't lose him.
East Street, Osney Island. I watched the lock keeper handle this serious situation and he was brilliant. Hope we don't lose him. Yellowlines

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