Coastguard teams from Bembridge and Ventnor helped to rescue an injured man near Culver Down in the early hours of this morning (Sunday).

The teams were called at 3.15am by Solent Coastguard Operations Centre to an elderly man with a suspected broken hip who had fallen on a footpath close to Culver Cliffs.

Once on scene the team assessed the situation and carried the man out on a stretcher. The Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 175 then airlifted him to St Mary’s Hospital.


Photos courtesy of Bembridge Coastguard and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team.