THE SON of a woman pulled from the sea at Cowes on Monday afternoon (August 6) has given his monumental thanks to passers-by who helped to rescue her.

Ryan Cuthbert posted on Facebook to thank two men who helped to rescue his mum from the water opposite Princes Green and an off-duty nurse who delivered CPR to her when she suffered a heart attack while swimming.

Ryan's mum was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital following the incident.

Ryan said: "The actions of these three people are monumental in the possibility of recovery for her and I would greatly appreciate it if anybody knows who they are and could let me know.

"Three angels were there that day, and our family desperately needs an opportunity to thank these individuals for the part they played in the rescue prior to the emergency services arrival.

"Obviously, our thanks also extend to the police, paramedics and the air ambulance service too who all responded with haste and the hospital staff in the high level of care she is still receiving.

"Heartfelt thanks will still, never be enough to express the level of gratitude for all involved. It's very early stages, but our thoughts and hopes for the next few days remain high and positive."