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UPDATED: TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED AT DISUSED CHALK PIT


Air ambulance doctors have been called to a disused chalk pit in Newport this evening (Tuesday) where a teenager has sustained a trauma injury.

Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are on scene at Shide Chalk Pit off Pan Lane. Colleagues from the Police and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are also in attendance and are providing assistance to medics.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has landed at the base of the pit allowing for rapid access to the casualty.

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The incident is thought to have begun sometime around 18:30 when the casualty’s friends alerted the ambulance service and family members.

A group of teenagers remain at the scene and Police have moved another group on.

It is currently unclear how the young male has sustained the injury or injuries, although he is being tended to at the bottom of a steep incline.

UPDATE @ 19:40 – A teenage boy has been airlifted from the scene and flown directly to Southampton General Hospital for specialist medical treatment tonight.

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The youngster was stretchered to the air ambulance by firefighters from Newport’s Green Watch.

Emergency services are now standing down from the incident.

UPDATE @  21:35 – It has been confirmed that the local male fell from a height of approximately 4 storeys into the chalk pit.

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Bonny
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Bonny

Who shot the video? Surely they’re endangering the helicopter and crew. Idiots with drones probably not the correct distance away, even if using a zoom lens

john miller
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john miller

You don’t know what you’re talking about

Bunny Babblebrook
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Bunny Babblebrook

I don’t know who shot the video; I don’t know what they used to shoot the video; I don’t know what any correct distance may be; I don’t know what lens was used.
In fact I don’t know anything then – but I must comment anyway……….

Well said
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Well said

Serves him right in that case!!

Golly
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Golly

Haha in that case hope it hurt nipper!!

Rootin for Karma
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Rootin for Karma

As I was the young woman who was attacked with my husband…. I for one hope he takes a long time to recover! Karma, as they say, is a bitch!

Common Sense
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Common Sense

As much as yes, its karma and yes, it could be seen as deserved, it really isn’t right or nice to say that you wish someone a long recovery time… what he did may have been wrong but your in the wrong by wishing it…

Golly
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Golly

Why has all other comments bein removed????

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