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.
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.
All other resources have stood down.