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FIRE SERVICE ASSIST INJURED MAN

FIREFIGHTERS from Newport are currently assisting the Ambulance Service in rescuing a man who has fallen in Carisbrooke. The assistance of the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service was requested by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service at 14:31 after paramedics were unable to recover the injured man from a precarious position at Castle Hill, Carisbrooke. It is understood the …

TWO YOUNG BOYS ARRESTED AFTER ARSON ATTACK

AS Island Echo reported on Saturday, Police are investigating a fire at three unoccupied homes in East Cowes. Officers from Hampshire Constabulary have arrested two young boys aged 12 and 13, who were detained by detectives on Sunday. They were questioned on suspicion of arson and bailed until July 19 pending further enquiries. The fire at the homes at a …

COASTGUARD IN TRAPPED PERSON SEARCH

  SOLENT Coastguard rescue teams from Bembridge and Ventnor are currently conducting a search of the Silver Sands area of Bembridge for a person trapped in the mud. The Harbour Master for Bembridge received a distress call from a yacht on Marine Channel 80 shortly after 14:00 reporting that a unknown person was stuck in the mud or stuck under …

THREE VEHICLE COLLISION IN BLACKWATER

TWO vans and a lorry have this lunchtime collided near to Blackwater on the outskirts of Newport. No one has seriously been injured in the incident. Fire rescue teams did not attend the scene, not did the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. The incident involved a 7.5 tonne Renault, a Citroen Berlingo and a Ford Fiesta. The road has been …

PROPERTIES FLOODED OVERNIGHT

UPDATED @ 14:00  – A toy and doll museum in Brading along with 9 other properties have flooded overnight. Emergency services were called to the scene surrounding the Lilliput shop and museum in the High Street shortly before 04:00 this morning after receiving a 999 call from property owners. Two pumping appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service …

TWO CARS COLLIDE IN LUCCOMBE

TWO cars have this evening collided at the junction of Church Road and Priory Road, Luccombe causing delays in the area. A new Vauxhall Astra and a Ford Fusion have come together in a side on crash as the Ford was pulling out of the junction. Cowleaze Road between Shanklin and Ventnor was closed for a short time before the …

ONE TRAPPED AFTER HEAD-ON COLLISION IN NEWPORT

ONE person was cut free from their Peugeot 206 this lunchtime following a head on collision with another vehicle at Burnt House Lane, Newport. Emergency services were called to the scene near to Pan Estate at 11:53 following reports of an RTC down the narrow country lane. Initial reports from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service suggested that the collision involved …

ARSON DESTROYS TERRACE HOMES

A fire has ripped through three unoccupied terrace homes in East Cowes this evening, leaving two completely destroyed and one severely damaged. Fire crews were called shortly after 17:20 to reports of three new-development homes well alight at Church Path in the centre of the town, in a fire that could have been prevented. In a shocking twist, Island Echo …

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