Multi-agency rescue at East Cowes after girl falls from height

MULTIPLE emergency service teams are responding to an incident in East Cowes tonight (Saturday).

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service says they were called to rescue an injured girl believed to have fallen from height. 

Among a number of potential challenges in the area is a landslip at the end of the esplanade. An area of Spring Hill woods has been cordoned off for safety reasons. 

They said she was difficult to retrieve due to her location, and fire crews from Newport and Ryde were tasked to assist the ambulance service. 

Coastguard, ambulance, firefighters and police, among others, have all been called to the scene.

The air ambulance landed near York Avenue, and coastguard teams were spotted on the seafront. 

Isle of Wight County Press:

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UPDATE 11.25pm:

A spokesperson for HM Coastguard said the girl was found at the end of East Cowes Esplanade, close to the nearby sewage farm. 

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance landed behind the Frank James Hospital and made a low pass over the town.

The girl has been taken to St Mary’s Hospital via a land ambulance.

Among those called to the scene were Needles, Ventnor and Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Teams. They stood down at 11.41pm.

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