A SAILOR has been hospitalised following a late night rescue on the Solent.

The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team were called out just after 11pm last night (Sunday) to assist the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service extricate a casualty from a sailing vessel.

A spokesperson for The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team said that the sailor had injured himself while aboard and required stretchering off.

The vessel was inbound to Trinity Landing, Cowes.

The sailor was taken to hospital by ambulance.