The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance has airlifted a patient from Shalfleet to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth this afternoon (Saturday).

The yellow helicopter landed in a field off Corf Road at around 14:45 following a request for assistance from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service (IOWAS).

The poorly patient has been airlifted across the Solent to Queen Alexandra Hospital – a specialist cardiac centre.

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It is the second air ambulance incident in the West Wight this afternoon. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance airlifted another patient from Colwell Common near Freshwater shortly before 14:30 – just 15 minutes before the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance landed at Shalfleet.

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