AIR AMBULANCE CALLED TO SERIOUSLY ILL PATIENT IN RYDE

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UPDATED: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has airlifted a seriously ill patient from Simeon Street recreation ground in Ryde this morning (Thursday).

The life-saving HEMS team landed in the town at 10:00, where the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were awaiting their arrival.

Doctors have fully sedated the male patient, placed him in a head block and have flown him to Southampton General Hospital.

The circumstances behind the patientā€™s injuries and the reason for the fire serviceā€™s involvement remains unclear – although it is thought the man may have suffered a head injury.

The yellow and green helicopter took off from Simeon Rec at 10:55.

UPDATE @ 12:08 – It has been confirmed that a 58-year-old man has suffered a traumatic injury following a fall.

He is being treated for his injuries at Southampton General Hospital.

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