1 appliance from the town’s on-call station was mobilised at 14:15 when it was reported to the control room that a 13-year-old boy had become stuck in a baby swing.
Retained firefighters from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service travelled the short distance to Lower Hyde Holiday Park on Landguard Road and were soon able to free the teen from his predicament.
The teenager was released but left embarrassed by the rescue, which was concluded by 14:31.
At the same time HM Coastguard were responding through Shanklin in response to a mum and son lost at Devil’s Chimney near Ventnor.
(This is the first article published by Island Echo referring to the new Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service)