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Emergency services are battling to save the life of an individual after they were pulled from the water at Yaverland a short time ago.

Dozens of emergency crews including 2 Coastguard Rescue Teams, Sandown & Shanklin Lifeboat, paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police are all on scene at Culver Parade.

Coastguard Rescue 175 helicopter has also been seen circling above the scene of the unfolding incident.

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It’s understood a person has been pulled from the sea by a member of the public and is receiving CPR on the beach.

5 Police cars, 2 ambulances, an ambulance officer and Coastguard officers from Bembridge and Ventnor responded to the incident shortly before 18:15.

UPDATE @ 18:55 – The casualty has been rushed to St Mary’s Hospital by land ambulance under blue lights. Their condition is unknown at this time.

The incident at Yaverland is winding down with emergency crews currently debriefing.

UPDATE SATURDAY @ 11:30 – Police have confirmed that a 63-year-old man from Newport has died after being pulled from the water at Yaverland.

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A member of the public spotted the gentleman floating in the sea. The casualty was pulled from the water and emergency services were called to the scene.

The man was taken to hospital but unfortunately was unable to be resuscitated. It’s believed he suffered a medical episode while swimming in the sea.

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So sad sending all my love to the family. X

Darren Street

So sad to hear this news, Friday 28th appeared to be a very sad day on the Isle of Wight. Life is too short, respect those around you, love those close to you and if you have a grudge against someone just get on with your life, ignore them and be happy. RIP to this gentleman and love and thoughts with the family of this man.

Steve Brown

Sounds like an over reaction by the emergency services for one casualty !!

Sheena warder

Well Mr Brown lets hope you get a similar response if you or a love d one ever find themselves in need of our wonderful emergency services. What a thoughtless remark especially for his fa mily to read!!!!

none given

jeez Mr Brown, you aren’t the sharpest.

The wise man speaks when he has something to say, the fool speaks because he has to say something.

I think you know which category your are in, based on your badly chosen words.

That much of an emergency response was because someones irreplaceable life was at stake.
Silence on your part, would have been the better course of action.


No mention has been made of the 2 men who spent 25 minutes alternating between themselves, administering CPR until the emergency services arrived on scene. Correct me if I am wrong, but I have seen no mention, let alone commendation, for their gallant efforts.


No, very true or of the man who went in the water alone to pull the casualty to shore.

Colin Wilson

I was fishing with my little lad and spotted a person floating face down in the water so shouted for help and myself and a couple of other chaps pulled him from the sea onto the beach. I would just like to say well done to everyone involved it’s just a shame that we couldn’t save him. The very next day we were kayaking around the island and saw lots of youngsters right out on inflatable kayaks etc with no safety device on of any kind. Me and my family had to tow 2 young lads in as the wind… Read more »


Well done for trying sir.

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