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UPDATED: MAN STUCK UNDER MOBILITY SCOOTER RESCUED FROM STREAM NEAR NEWPORT

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Firefighters helped to rescue a man from a stream on the outskirts of Newport during the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

Crews from Newport and Ryde were mobilised to Birchmore Lane at Blackwater shortly after 01:00. The fire service were alerted by a call from Police.

Once on scene it was discovered that a man was pinned down in a ditch by his mobility scooter. Fire crews helped to free the man from his predicament.

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It is unclear what the gentleman was doing in such a remote location in the middle of the night.

UPDATE @ 14:35 – It has been revealed that the incident took place on the Newport to Sandown cycle path.

The mobility scooter remains in situ with Police tape wrapped around it.

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Sean

He was on his way home from the pub it was parked up outside hogs head at 9:00pm

Richard

Is this front page news?

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