Collaborative working between the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard and Freshwater’s Co-Responder led to the successful transfer of an injured male from the beach near Compton this evening (Wednesday).
Emergency services were called to the popular beauty spot off Military Road shortly before 17:45 following reports of an adult male having suffered an injury on the beach.
Due to the hard to reach location, the assistance of HM Coastguard was requested. Teams from The Needles and Bembridge were mobilised to assist paramedics and the local Co-Responder.
The casualty was successfully extricated from the beach and transferred into the awaiting ambulance at Brook car park for onward conveyance to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport.
A group of students from UKSA have been praised for making the male comfortable prior to the arrival of emergency teams.
The incident drew to a close by 18:30.