The Bembridge All Weather Lifeboat has been called out to assess and assist an 81-year-old pensioner this afternoon. The volunteer crew and the lifeboat were scrambled just before 5pm on Thursday afternoon (September 13th).
The UK coastguard requested their assistant after the pensioner had taken a fall whilst enjoying a short break on No Man’s Land Fort in the Middle of the Solent. It is understood that the man had been using the hot tub onboard and took a tumble and fell. As a result of the fall has sustained a neck injury. A number of the crew have been put on board the fort to assess the man and assist in recovery the woman to a hospital. An ambulance and coastguard team from Bembridge search and rescue have also been called to assist in the transfer of the woman. It is unclear if the lifeboat is going to transport the injured man or the coastguard rescue helicopter “Rescue 175” will be called to assist with the rescue.
Update: 5.39pm The woman has been assessed by the lifeboat paramedic and has been taken on board the lifeboat for transportation to Hospitial. The lifeboat has returned to Bembridge and the casualty will be transported to St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight
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