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AIR AMBULANCE CARRIES OUT MEDIVAC FROM EAST COWES ESPLANADE

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has been in action in East Cowes this lunchtime (Saturday).

Local residents witnessed the green and yellow helicopter land on a patch of green at the Esplanade at around 11:45.

The onboard HEMS team walked a short distance to a nearby address on Cambridge Road/Old Road where it is understood the specialist flying doctors assessed a patient as requiring hospital treatment.

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With no local ambulance crew on scene, members of the public – including roadwokers laying cables for WightFibre – assisted in carrying the patient on a stretcher to the helicopter.

The air ambulance took off from the seafront location at 12:20 to transfer the patient to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham – a cardiac centre.

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