MAN SUSTAINS SERIOUS BURNS AFTER TOUCHING LIVE ELECTRICITY CABLE

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A man with serious burns to his hands is being flown to a hospital on the mainland following an incident in Godshill this afternoon (Tuesday).

As first reported by Island Echo, emergency services rushed to an address on High Street, Godshill shortly before 15:30. It is here that a male was found with serious burns, which prompted a response from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

It has been confirmed to Island Echo that the local gentleman came into contact with electricity cable in the back garden of the former Toy Museum. He has sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries.

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The main road through the village was closed in both directions whilst paramedics, fire crews and Police dealt with the situation, but it has since re-opened.

Doctors on board the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are preparing to take off from Godshill to fly the casualty to a Salisbury District Hospital for specialist burns treatment.

Engineers from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks are on scene and are working to make the area safe. Power outages in the area can be expected whilst repairs are made.

Rumours of a gas explosion have been ruled out by Police.

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Rog
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Why close the main road if it was a back garden incident.?

David
David
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Maybe because there was about 10 emergency services dealing with the incident. Not much parking along that road, plus makes the road safe for emergency service personnel work without being run over by rubber neckers maybe?

Emma Barnes
Emma Barnes
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Fire n rescue and paramedics cant park in rear garden.

Trinity Song
Trinity Song
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To allow passage and access for emergency services and air ambulance, I would imagine…. Godshill is VERY small !

C Dick
C Dick
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Perhaps for the emergency service response vehicles

Ventnor
Ventnor
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…..

Steve
Steve
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Simple where do you think they will park the ambulance, fire engines, the paramedics and SSE? The photo sort of explains it

John
John
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Try and park an ambulance a fire engine and police car in somebody’s back garden.

Mister Obvious
Mister Obvious
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I’m only guessing – but maybe the two ambulance, one police car and big shiny fire engine had trouble trying to all drive into the mans garden???

Jane Doh!
Jane Doh!
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Er, to allow emergency vehicles as close to the Scene as possible perhaps ? Godshill high street isn’t exactly roomy.

Chipper
Chipper
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Why did you even bother opening your mouth, if that was gonna come out!

Andrew Dore
Andrew Dore
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The road was full of emergency vehicles.

Shelley Johnston
Shelley Johnston
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Maybe so the air ambulance could land

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