A member of the St Mary's lifeboat crew has been seriously injured during a rescue off the islands, the BBC reports.
The crew member, believed to be Clive Sibley, was airlifted to Derriford hospital last night after he was hurt during a call to a yacht which had run aground.
The RNLI said: "At approximately 8.15pm, St Mary's all-weather lifeboat reported that one of their crew members had been injured during a call out.
"The crew member received medical attention at the scene and has since been taken to hospital for further treatment."
The lifeboat was launched soon after 7pm yesterday following reports that a French yacht had run aground with six people on board. All the yacht's crew scrambled ashore to safety, said the MCA.