Visitors to Steephill Cove in Ventnor had a surprise visit yesterday (Sunday) when the Coastguard Rescue 104 helicopter landed on the beach to carry out a patient medivac extraction to St Mary’s Hospital.
The red and white helicopter landed at 16:30 after being tasked to the area on request of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service to an unwell patient, which they couldn’t transport by land ambulance due to the steep steps leading down to the peaceful cove.
The unknown patient was airlifted to Seaclose Park, Newport before being taken to St Mary’s Hospital by land ambulance.
Witnesses have described to Island Echo that it appeared the ill patient had suffered a heart attack, however no information was available from St Mary’s Hospital on the patient’s condition.
Thanks to David Cramp for the amazing photographs of Rescue 104 in action yesterday