A multi-agency operation involving HM Coastguard, Cowes RNLI, Police and ambulance crews was launched late last night (Wednesday) in response to a teenager needing medical assistance at Gurnard.
The incident began at around 23:00 when a 16-year-old girl – known to suffer with cystic fibrosis – became unwell on a fairly remote section of coastline between Cowes and Thorness.
Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service responded to the scene but it soon became clear that further assistance was required.
The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to the incident, with assistance then requested from Cowes RNLI lifeboat.
The female casualty was taken onboard the lifeboat and extracted to Trinity Landing in Cowes for onward conveyance to St Mary’s Hospital by Ambulance.
Emergency services then stood down and the incident was closed by 01:00.