MISSING MAN FOUND INJURED AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN OVERNIGHT SEARCH

Concerns for the welfare of a man in his 40s led to a Police search being launched overnight, with the male found in an injured state at the side of the road near Yarbridge.

Hampshire Constabulary received a call at just after 23:00 last night reporting the concerns.

Officers carried out enquiries and by 02:00 this morning had requested both the assistance of the National Police Air Service helicopter from Bournemouth and HM Coastguard.

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Officers soon located the male in a hedge at Marshcombe Shute, near Yarbridge. Due to his position and injuries, the assistance of the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service was requested with 1 appliance from Sandown mobilised to the scene.

Firefighters, Police officers and Coastguard officers worked alongside paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service to rescue the male, who was taken to St Mary’s Hospital for further treatment.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention Isle of Wight were also present at the incident.

The incident was related to an earlier search between Bembridge and Sandown involving Bembridge RNLI and Coastguard Rescue Teams from Bembridge and Ventnor, as previously reported by Island Echo.

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