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Firefighters assisted paramedics in moving a patient from a property in Freshwater this morning (Tuesday).

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were called to an address at Sunset Close following a medical episode, but soon found they needed the assistance of fire crews to move the poorly patient.

An appliance from nearby Freshwater Fire Station was mobilised at around 11:00, alongside the West Wight’s Co-Responder.

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The fire crew worked to extricate the individual from the flat and onto a stretcher before they were conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport by ambulance.

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Clare Steen

Why did the patient need the help of the fire department in order to convey him to the hospital.???

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