The member of the St Mary's lifeboat crew who was injured during a rescue on Monday is "stable and conscious", colleagues have said.
The crew member was airlifted to Derriford hospital after he was hurt during a call to a yacht which had run aground.
St Mary's Lifeboat Station wrote on social media that the crew was paged at 7.10pm on June 5th.
The post went on: "The Lifeboat was launched to go to the assistance of a yacht which was ashore at the south end of Watermill Cove, St Mary’s. Unfortunately during the shout one of our crew members was injured. He was given medical attention by fellow crew at the scene and by paramedics at the quay in St Mary’s before being flown to Derriford Hospital for further treatment.
"We’d like to thank everyone for their well wishes and support during what is a very difficult time for the crew member, his family and for the station. We ask people to respect their privacy at this time.
"We’d also like to thank our colleagues in the emergency services and Coastguard for their quick reactions and support which ensured the injured crew member got the medical treatment they needed so quickly. The RNLI will continue to support the crew member, his family and the team at St Marys."