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.