UPDATED: MAN DIES FOLLOWING CARDIAC ARREST ON THE BEACH AT SHANKLIN

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Emergency services are rushing to Shanklin Seafront following reports of a person being dragged out of the water in cardiac arrest this afternoon (Thursday). 

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard and Police have all been mobilised to the scene.

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is currently inbound from its base in Andover. Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 175 from Lee-on-Solent is also proceeding towards the incident.

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Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team are both in attendance and are working to clear beachgoers from the crowded sands to create a landing area.

UPDATE @ 17:10 – A 72-year-old man has sadly died following this afternoon’s incident at Shanklin.

The gentleman was enjoying a day at the seaside with this family when tragedy struck.

Despite the best and prolonged efforts of all emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Family members watched on as teams battled to save the man’s life.

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Hampshire Constabulary have thanked members of the public for their cooperation, with a crowded beach very quickly cleared to allow for the landing of the air ambulance and the Coastguard helicopter. The crowds of people were ushered to the other side of the road in the interests of safety.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

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Stu

Best wishes hope person involved is ok.

Smithy

Hope they manage to clear the beach quickly it’ll be packed. Loads of sirens going everywhere. Hope they manage to help the poor person.

GuestBert

R.I,P

Stu

So sad

Paul King

Very sad

Becksiow

RIP, my thoughts are very much with the family x

Dave

Best of wishes for the family

Kassey

Rest in peace soo sad x

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Truth

I was watching avents happening and I wondered why the man was not airlifted to hospital, now i know why.

So sorry for the family, R.I.P fella my condolences to your loved ones..

Shelkey

RIP

Sarah

I wittnessed it all, hope the family are alright and forever rip for the man.

Tina

R.I.P Big condolences to the family x

lorraine bailey

My condolences go out to the family so sad for you all .
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Warwickshire

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So tragic. Condolences to the gentlemen’s family.

david Tupling

very proud of Hannah Clipston and the others that did thier best to give CPR and control the situation until the services arrived. Very sad for the family whom arrived only mins before sitting beside us on the beach before Hannah and I began to try and help using the training weve had but sadly wasnt enough

Nick

Thank you to everyone who tried to help my father. Your efforts are very much appreciated. God bless you all.

Nick

Thank you all, for the kind messages.

David Gould

I witnessed this too. Such sad news as I had to go before the outcome. So sorry and sending my best wishes to the family.
 

greta

Rest in peace, all my support goes out to the family x

Zie

Sorry for your loss xx

Iow rose

R.I.P to this man and thinking of all his family at this sad time

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