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.
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.
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.