There Was Way More to Colin Macy-O'Toole's Injury Than We Saw on Below Deck Med

There Was Way More to Colin Macy-O'Toole's Injury Than We Saw on Below Deck Med

One crew member was particularly helpful during the Below Deck Med yachtie's time of need.

By Laura Rosenfeld
After Show
Why Captain Sandy Yawn Had to Laugh About Colin Macy-O'Toole's Mishap

Yachting can be a dangerous job, as we've seen time and time again on Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean. Colin Macy-O'Toole is the latest crew member to get a boo boo after taking a spill in Monday night's episode of Below Deck Med.

As the crew hurried to drop another anchor amid some windy weather, Colin suddenly fell to the ground in anguish. His toe, knee, and wrist appeared to be pretty banged up. After putting some ice on his wrist, Colin was rushed to the hospital to assess the damage.

Luckily, Colin returned from the hospital a few hours later with just a brace on his inflamed wrist and some medication. He was back to dancing, smiling, and joking around in no time. It's no wonder he and the rest of the crew, especially Captain Sandy Yawn, can laugh about it now, as you can see in the above clip from the Below Deck Mediterranean Season 4 After Show.

But hearing Colin describe the incident during a recent interview with Decider, it sounds a lot scarier than what we saw on Below Deck Med. “I actually had to ask the camera guy what happened, I had no idea what happened,” he said. 

Colin then realized what he had done. “The latch to one of the bilges was open a little bit, so I was running with no shoes on and my toe gets stuck under the hatch. I wound up going down with my toe in the hatch, I land on the deck and my toe was like, black," he explained. “I thought I broke my toe and I’m all scrapped up and then my adrenaline goes down and I’m like, my toe doesn’t hurt but I can’t feel my wrist.”

The deckhand noted that an engineer on the Sirocco had recently sprained his wrist, so he was able to assist Colin after the accident. At the hospital, doctors diagnosed Colin with "a deep sprain."

We're just glad to see Colin will still be sticking around this season.

Watch a preview of the next episode coming up on Monday at 9/8c, below.

Preview
Captain Sandy: "All Crew, We Have a Situation"
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