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The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has landed in Seaview this morning (Saturday) to assist a casualty who has fallen on the beach. 

Flying doctors have joined Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service at the scene off Public Footpath R91 – which runs along the northern edge of Bluett Avenue.

Island Echo understands a woman has slipped at the bottom of a wooden jetty/slipway, potentially hitting her head and causing injuries to her leg.

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The yellow and green helicopter has landed at the nearby Salterns Holiday Village. It touched down at just before 09:30.

UPDATE @ 10:27 – Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team have joined medical teams on the ground and have assisted in moving the casualty from the beach to the awaiting ambulance.

UPDATE @ 10:50 – The injured lady has now been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital by land. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The air ambulance has taken off from Salterns Village and is returning to base at Andover ready for its next mission.

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All other resources have stood down.

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Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz

I believe that as footpaths, and public areas are maintained less and less by the council, then more people will sue them for such injuries.
Could well be a case of penny wise, pound foolish.

Hope this injury is slight, but others may not be so fortunate.

isla wight
isla wight

As i understand it the council pay an island contractor to clean the slipways etc, so when a claim is made against the council they say its nothing to do with them, doesn’t stop them inspecting the areas and giving the contractor a kick up the arse for shoddy work. Many council slipway users, angling clubs etc around the isle complain to the council about the seaweed on them, nothing is done as they don’t give a monkey’s, easy money, take the fee’s paid and do very very little for it.


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