Firefighters and Coastguard Rescue Teams have led a 16-year-old boy to safety after he fell off the coastal path and ended up down a cliff in Bembridge tonight (Monday).
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the incident by the casualty at around 22:00, with Bembridge and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Teams also mobilised to locate and rescue the young male situated somewhere between Forelands and Whitecliff Bay.
Within a short period of time the boy, who is holidaying on the Island, was located by rescue teams.
Amazingly, the youngster has escaped any injury and is now making his way back to Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park having been escorted onto the beach and back along to Foreland Field Road car park.
Several fire crews, paramedics and HM Coastguard teams are now standing down from the incident.
Tonight’s incident comes just days after 2 separate rescues at Luccombe – both involving males falling down cliffs.
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