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PHOTOS: 2 AIR AMBULANCES SCRAMBLED TO TEEN CLIFF FALL


The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Thames Valley Air Ambulance, HM Coastguard and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are attending an incident at Yaverland this afternoon (Saturday).

A teenager has become injured following a fall on the cliffs between Culver Down and Sandown.

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team have taken up position on the clifftop at Sandown Bay Holiday Centre, where both air ambulances have landed.

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The incident begun at around 15:00.

Coastguard Rescue 175 helicopter from Lee-on-Solent has also been requested at the scene.

UPDATE @ 16:05 – Coastguard Rescue 175 is now in the skies above Yaverland and has lowered a winch man down to the casualty, whose condition is currently unknown.

3 helicopters are now on scene alongside 2 Coastguard Rescue Teams, 1 Ambulance crew and an Ambulance Officer.

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UPDATE @ 16:40 – The 16-year-old male has been placed into a basket stretcher, winched into the Coastguard helicopter and flown directly to Southampton General Hospital.

The red and white helicopter briefly touched down on the cliff top to pick up the boy’s mum, who has flown to Southampton with him.

Island Echo understands the local boy fell around 30ft down a landslip whilst out with a friend. He has sustained multiple injuries, which thankfully are not thought to be life threatening.

Both air ambulances are now preparing to depart from the scene.

UPDATE @ 17:05 – The multi-agency incident has been brought to a close. All emergency teams have stood down.

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team would like to warn all those around the coast of the dangers of being too close to the edge of the cliffs.

If you or someone else is in difficulty on the coast or at sea, or if you spot what you think may be unexploded ordnance, then dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Further safety information can be found at https://coastguardsafety.campaign.gov.uk/.

 

 

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Martin
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Martin

I know these guys do a fantastic job, but why 3 Helecopters ?

JHVF
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JHVF

Well, only the Search and Rescue one has a winch and expertise to go with it.
But Ambulances ?

Bob
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Bob

And some of the.air ambulances only carry senior paramedics if they need to administer anything more than morphene then they need a doctor

Foggy
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Foggy

Money to burn

Jerry
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Jerry

I was there with my children and dog. The emergency services did a fantastic job. Amazing people working very hard to save a young teen who had a very serious cliff fall. I have two teens and I would also be very thankful for there services if God forbid one of my teens needed help. So what if there were 3 helicopters and all that crew they were all there to save a life, that they did. Money to burn you have the wrong people the Royal Family are the ones with the money to burn. That teen deserved to be rescued by 3 helicopters.

Someone with morals
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Someone with morals

Another great unneeded comment from FOGGY

teljenh
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teljenh

Absolute pathetic comment, obviously had nothing better to do than to write such dribble.

Christopher Davis
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Christopher Davis

Not money to burn but a injured person who needed help clearly it was believed there was more than one casualty

Jerry
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Jerry

I was with my 3 children and family dog stood on the cliff watching an amazing rescue. So what if they needed 3 helicopters and all that crew plus ambulances. They were trying to safe a young teen who had a cliff fall. It could of been your child,grandchild,niece,nephew,brother,sister or friend. It was not money to burn it was a very well organized rescue and I am very proud of what I witnessed. Well done to all the brilliant crew, you saved a young life.

Foggy
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Foggy

So, when my son had a car accident with a passenger. The passenger had a brain bleed and my son was unconscious. 2 fire engine. 3 police cars one ambulance. The firemen had to push the ambulance with a flat battery. No helicopter.

teljenh
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teljenh

Its called priorotising, there is not a helicicopter on standby for every single emergency that comes in wish there was. Take it you have never worked in the emergency services with the comments you have made then. Anyhow i hope the lad from the fall has a speedy recovery and also your son and his passenger have made full recoveries.

Someone with morals
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Someone with morals

Your point is?

none given
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none given

fire engines, police cars and ambulances cannot drive to the cliff base and it would have been obvious from the outset, that only two options remained, if they could not drag or lift the person back up the cliff or along the beach. Air or sea rescue. If their wasn’t a safe place to conduct rescue ops from a boat, then helicopter is the only remaining option.

car accidents generally happen on roads, which can be accessed by car and ambulance.

Someone with morals
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Someone with morals

Whats your point foggy? This was on a cliff not a road Big difference!!

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