Walker rescued after breaking leg

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, May 29, 2014

 

Walker rescued after breaking leg

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue team assists the man. Picture courtesy of Martin Groom.

A WALKER who broke his leg on a remote footpath last night (Wednesday) was rescued by Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Bembridge Coastguards.

The man, who was walking between Brading and Nunwell, was believed to be a holiday-maker staying with a family in Brading, however they were unable to move him the quarter of a mile to the nearest road, according to coastguards.

Coastguards were then called to assist the ambulance service to help move the man, from the difficult to reach spot.

Coastguard station officer Martin Groom said: "We were pleased to be able to offer personnel and a 4x4 vehicle to help the ambulance service.

"After the recent wet weather the footpaths have become very slippery and we would urge walkers to take extra care."

The man was taken to St Mary’s Hospital.

Most Read

  1. Police vehicle involved in Sandown crash

    Friday, April 24, 2015

  2. Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter back on the Isle of Wight

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

  3. Crash near Tesco store

    Friday, April 24, 2015

  4. Tory agent tried to quit

    Friday, April 24, 2015

  5. Injured kayaker taken to hospital

    Friday, April 24, 2015

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map
Travel News Sponsor