As first reported by Island Echo, emergency services rushed to Small Hope Beach on Monday afternoon when reports were received that a male had suddenly collapsed.
It’s understood the gentleman had just come ashore after sailing on a catamaran off Shanklin Esplanade when tragedy struck.
2 ambulances were mobilised to the incident alongside an ambulance officer and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was also called but was stood down en-route as it became clear there was nothing more that could be done to save the man’s life.
The male was pronounced dead upon arrival at St Mary’s Hospital. His death is not being treated as suspicious and his next of kin have been informed.