Breaking News First photos First reported by Island Echo

UNION STREET CLOSED FOR MEDICAL EVACUATION

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.

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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.

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