A Petersfield man is seeking legal advice after he contracted the norovirus during a once-in-a-lifetime cruise on the Heath Pond.
Ivan Oar complained that he was already suffering stomach cramps as his rowing boat left the wooden jetty. By the time he'd passed a couple of swans his complexion had turned as green as the algae in the water and as he rounded the island the full force of projectile vomiting consumed him.
Consultant maritime analyst Aron C Rescue said: "The perils of the water are many. You can lose a lot of seamen from a tossing vessel."