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.
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.
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.