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DORSET & SOMERSET AIR AMBULANCE CALLED TO MEDICAL EMERGENCY ON MIDDLE ROAD

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The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance has touched down in the West Wight in response to a medical emergency this morning (Monday).

Paramedics and Police were called to Middle Road between Tapnell and Chessell shortly before 08:45.

Island Echo understands that an individual has suffered a medical episode – potentially behind the wheel of a vehicle – and is receiving treatment at the side of the road.

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Passers-by say that it does not appear any crash has occurred.

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance has in the last few moments landed in a field beside the carriageway at Shalcombe.

UPDATE @ 10:40 – A spokesperson for Friends of Freshwater Fire Station has said:

“Freshwater Fire Station CoRo, Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance working together after an adult male patient suffered a medical episode near Tapnell this morning.”

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Glad to see nobody else involved. Hopefully the person makes a full and quick recovery.

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