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imageThe Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service tonight (Saturday) responded to Sevenacres Mental Health Unit in Newport.

An aerial ladder platform appliance and the service’s rescue tender were mobilised to the unit at around 20:15 following reports of a rooftop incident taking place.

Police and paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were also in attendance at the scene, near to St Mary’s Hospital off Dodnor Lane.

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Island Echo understands an unknown person was on the roof, prompting fears for their safety.

The rescue appliances were assisted by a full crew of firefighters from Newport. The emergency services left the scene at 21:10

It is believed the individual was successfully talked down.

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