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.
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.