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.
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.
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/.