TOURIST TEENAGER LED TO SAFETY AFTER FALLING DOWN CLIFF IN BEMBRIDGE

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.

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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.

If you or someone else is in difficulty on the coast or at sea, or if you spot what you think may be unexploded ordnance, then dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Further safety information can be found at https://coastguardsafety.campaign.gov.uk/.

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Chris Offer
Chris Offer
1 month ago

Well done to the not-inconsiderable number of people, including unpaid volunteers, who were involved in this rescue. It’s likely they were themselves at risk of injury during this operation in the dark. Of course, it’s good that the lad himself also wasn’t injured but the question has to be what on earth was he doing at 10pm on the cliff path?

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
1 month ago

Glad teenager is ok.

Why do these people not check (looking around) local area in day light for issues before taking route, especially in the dark!

plato
plato
1 month ago

He is 16 and holidaying on the Island – presumably with parents surely? Where were they?

Pollycotton
Pollycotton
1 month ago

Can’t believe so many tourists are as daft as they are! So many accidents and it’s all people from thd mainland!

David
David
Reply to  Pollycotton
1 month ago

It’s amazing how Islanders never have an accident. What it is to be perfect!

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