A boy who sustained a deep laceration to his knee was taken to hospital after falling on rocks at Ventnor this afternoon (Sunday). 

As crowds flock to the seaside for the start of the summer season, Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team are patrolling the coast this Bank Holiday Weekend. It was at 13:30 that the patrol came across a situation on the seafront at Ventnor, where immediate first aid was required.

It was discovered that a young boy had fallen on the rocks resulting in a deep laceration to his knee.

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Care was provided by Coastguard officers ahead of the arrival of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, who transferred the casualty to St Mary’s Hospital for treatment.

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