Breaking News First photos First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: A main road in Ryde has been closed by the fire service tonight (Tuesday) to allow for the evacuation of an unwell person from a flat.

An appliance from Sandown – which was training in Ryde – and the aerial ladder platform from Ryde are in attendance at Union Street, where a person is about to be removed via an upstairs window.

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have 2 ambulances and an officer on scene.

Article continues below this advertisement

Emergency services were called to the scene at 19:40.

Southern Vectis bus routes are affected and are diverting locally.

UPDATE @ 20:41 – Union Street has now re-opened following the successful patient transfer.

Don’t forget to follow the Island’s news as it happens…

Article continues below this advertisement

News, Traffic & Travel Tweets