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.
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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