CASUALTY EVACUATED ACROSS DIFFICULT TERRAIN FROM REMOTE BEAUTY SPOT

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Coastguard Rescue Officers have assisted the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service in evacuating an injured person from a remote part of the South Wight this afternoon (Saturday).

Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to Watershoot Bay near Niton at 14:30 when Solent Coastguard received a request for assistance from local paramedics.

It’s understood that an individual was enjoying a walk in the countryside when they became injured and needed medical assistance.

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Coastguard officers put themselves at risk and stretchered the casualty across difficult terrain to the awaiting ambulance, with paramedics then conveying the patient to St Mary’s Hospital.

Islanders are being urged to stay at home and follow Government instructions during this time of crisis. This latest shout is the second for Ventnor CRT in the Niton Undercliff area this week, as previously reported by Island Echo.

If you or someone else is in difficulty on the coast or at sea, or if you spot what you think may be unexploded ordnance, then dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Further safety information can be found at https://coastguardsafety.campaign.gov.uk/.

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Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Hope they get fined. This is exactly why we’re told to exercise local and not far and wide. Something it seems only the people who comment here understand. If they are carrying covid 19 they may have spread it to the people come to help them.

Golly
Golly
Reply to  Tom
9 months ago

Well said Tom!

steve
steve
Reply to  Tom
9 months ago

this person might live at Knowles Farm Cottage or the few houses very close to there or is it that you know the person?

JHVF
JHVF
Reply to  steve
9 months ago

Might

Teresa
Teresa
Reply to  steve
9 months ago

Knowles farm shouldn’t be doing holiday let’s and most of the houses in niton are now second homers (dfl’s down from London’s!!!)

Tina Allen
Tina Allen
Reply to  Tom
9 months ago

I’ve just said hope the person hasn’t passed cv19 to the rescuers. So much for being responsible

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
Reply to  Tom
9 months ago

They could just as easily been injured locally and needed help.

Sharon pickering
Sharon pickering
9 months ago

Awful! selfish people not thinking about those who have to rescue them ! Grr stay local for your exercise !

Noidea
Noidea
Reply to  Sharon pickering
9 months ago

As pointed out before perhaps they live local and yes people do live in Niton and I don’t expect they went out purposely to get hurt

Pennygreen
Pennygreen
Reply to  Sharon pickering
9 months ago

Try telling the cyclists to stay local…. they aren’t listening either

Original Mark
Original Mark
Reply to  Pennygreen
9 months ago

Agreed. And statistically far more likely to have an accident than walkers.

Gentleman farmer
Gentleman farmer
Reply to  Pennygreen
9 months ago

They horse riders more likely to fall and break summit an all.

Suzie
Suzie
9 months ago

Why go there, idiots.

Noidea
Noidea
Reply to  Suzie
9 months ago

And you wouldn’t if it was on your doorstep then

Amos
Amos
9 months ago

Soooo selfish’ another one who’ rules don’t apply to because they are far to superior….

Furloughed Frank
Furloughed Frank
Reply to  Amos
9 months ago

Beautiful day, lovely walking area, and a complete accident. How many people had an ‘accident’ at home that won’t make the news?

Keep it all into perspective and save your hate for those who deliberately are vile, as there are plenty of them here.

Treesa
Treesa
Reply to  Amos
9 months ago

You’re very quick to condemn someone you don’t know! They may be live very close to the spot and be used to walking there.Or have some other reason to be there. I do worry that a large number of people are prepared to be vindictive about people they don’t know, as soon as there’s a national crisis. Humanity and supporting each other, hoping for the best of people, would be healthier. Do as you would be done by.

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
Reply to  Treesa
9 months ago

To Teresa, it may be “local” to where this person lives and it’s unfortunate they got into trouble but this report says this person was in a REMOTE spot. Surely common sense should prevail. People really need to start listening and stop thinking just of themselves, our emergency services are stretched enough as it is.

Mathew bradley
Mathew bradley
Reply to  Amos
9 months ago

Rules are ther to be broken

Greg
Greg
9 months ago

Unless they live in the immediate vicinity, they should have been left, or given a hefty bill for their rescue. Why especially at this unprecedented time do people do things which stretch our already overstretched heroes even further. It may sound harsh but I stand by my comments. Stay home, exercise locally, only shop for essentials, not pot plants, compost & the like, also only one person per couple needs to shop. The number of idiots I have seen out and about stretching the guidelines makes me beggar belief. I am especially concerned how many over 70’s I see out… Read more »

Original Mark
Original Mark
Reply to  Greg
9 months ago

The 12 week stay inside recommendation (not law) is for those with medical conditions that put them at high risk. Just being old is not one of those conditions. I know several 70 and 80 year olds who are fitter and healthier than I am and would take great exception if someone accosted them in the street. Providing they follow the distancing and hand washing advice they are at no more risk than you are. Abusing people in the streets or giving them black looks just because you think they shouldn’t be out is a cruel thing to do and… Read more »

Teresa
Teresa
Reply to  Greg
9 months ago

You are absolutely right naturists are still going down to blackgang beach just round the corner from the incident most of them are elderly and breaking the rules. The police should block the car park off at old blackgang road.

Linda
Linda
Reply to  Greg
9 months ago

It seems your out and about more than is necessary spying on people who are out are you a 1 man police force mind your own business and keep your thoughts to yourself

Ramessese II
Ramessese II
Reply to  Linda
9 months ago

You’re

Islander
Islander
9 months ago

Why is it now that everyone is making a point of going out, all year round people moan about going to work and wishing they could stay home and yet now when your being told to just stay home and do NOTHING everyone is choosing to go out? Yes I know people can go out and exercise but why cant they do it locally as close to home as possible. I’m sure the volunteer coast guard officers would like to protect themselves and there family from this virus aswell, I’m sure the firefighters are wanting to do the same aswell… Read more »

Steve-0
Steve-0
9 months ago

Yep Just walk up and down union street sure much safer for everyone.

Old bird
Old bird
9 months ago

Idiots

BlessedAre
BlessedAre
9 months ago

Oh this will get the bleeding hearts going. It is just possible the person lived near there?
But that wouldn’t make for such a moral high ground would it?

Magical mag
Magical mag
9 months ago

Utterly speechless

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
9 months ago

A selfish, thoughtless individual has taken themselves out for some exercise which is ok but they didn’t stay local, ended up in a remote part of the island and got into trouble. What is wrong with these people? As Judge Rinder would say “STUPID”

Gentleman farmer
Gentleman farmer
Reply to  Opinions Matter
9 months ago

Remote on island? Chuck a rock across it with the wind behind it.

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