EMERGENCY TEAMS BATTLE TO SAVE LIFE OF MAN AT THE SEASIDE

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Paramedics are battling to save the life of a man who has collapsed on the beach at Shanklin this afternoon (Monday). 

2 ambulance crews are currently on scene at Shanklin Esplanade alongside HM Coastguard.

Witnesses say the individual, who appears to be wearing a wet suit or similar, is receiving CPR on the beach.

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The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is flying south towards the Isle of Wight.

UPDATE @ 15:35 – An Ambulance has left the scene on lights and sirens and is responding to St Mary’s Hospital in Newport. However, the inbound air ambulance has now turned back after getting as far as Newchurch.

It is thought that the man had returned to the beach after enjoying watersports at Small Hope Beach when he suddenly collapsed.

Coastguard Rescue Officers are speaking to people in the local vicinity and Police have arrived on scene.

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Egor the rotten
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Hope the guy is ok

Shelley slater
Shelley slater
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Saw this happening on beach, hope the gentleman involved is OK

Pet
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Water is still very cold, could be shock. Sadly a lot of accidents since more people have been home. Let’s hope he is soon fully recovered. .

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