The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has been called to assist local paramedics and firefighters with a medical emergency at a property in Cowes this lunchtime (Saturday). 

The green and yellow helicopter touched down at the Moorgreen Road reservoir park at around 11:40.

Flying doctors are currently in attendance alongside the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service at a residential property on nearby Fellows Road having been given a lift by a passing member of the public.

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1 fire appliance from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is also on scene with firefighters assisting with moving the male casualty from a garden.

The Newport fire crew responded into Cowes at 11:25 following a request for assistance from the ambulance service.

The casualty is to be airlifted to a mainland hospital shortly.

UPDATE @ 12:50 – The casualty – thought to be a tree surgeon – has been airlifted directly to Southampton General Hospital.

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The extent of the man’s injuries is unknown. Island Echo is told he fell to the ground.

Energency services have now stood down from the incident.

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