Yarmouth’s All Weather Lifeboat was tasked to launch by Solent Coastguard earlier this afternoon (Tuesday) to a member of the public that had tripped and fallen at the base of the cliffs near Colwell Bay, suffering a head injury.

The RNLI’s volunteer crew headed west out of Yarmouth harbour at around 13:30, to the nearby bay, where the Needles Coastguard Rescue Team and paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were already in attendance.

The support of the lifeboat had been requested as the location of the casualty was on terrain that was unsuitable for a land transfer to an ambulance.

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Once on scene, the ALB deployed its smaller ‘Y’ boat in order to access the shoreline. Both the casualty – a male with a head injury and the paramedic were transferred to the lifeboat. They were then brought to Yarmouth where they were met by a waiting ambulance.

Yarmouth’s RNLI lifeboat returned to her berth and was ready for service shortly after 14:42.

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