Schoolboy taken to hospital after getting into difficulties in sea off Appley Beach on Isle of Wight

Boy, eight, in serious condition after sea rescue drama

Boy, eight, in serious condition after sea rescue drama

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AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy is in a serious condition after being rescued from the sea.

The youngster had been playing in the water on Appley Beach on the Isle of Wight when he got into difficulty shortly before 5.50pm.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and after treating him he was then airlifted to St Mary's Hospital in Newport at about 6.15pm by Solent Coastguard helicopter.

Later in the evening he was taken to Southampton General Hospital, where his condition was described as “critical but stable”.

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1:04pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Brite Spark says...

Poor little fella l pray that he will be ok.
Well done to the responders ... be safe out there in the sun kids.
Poor little fella l pray that he will be ok. Well done to the responders ... be safe out there in the sun kids. Brite Spark
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5:28pm Sun 22 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

I wish the echo would lock comments off articles like these. Trolls always pounce and start to cast dispersions on something they know absolutely nothing about. Best wishes to the family...
I wish the echo would lock comments off articles like these. Trolls always pounce and start to cast dispersions on something they know absolutely nothing about. Best wishes to the family... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 13

9:26pm Sun 22 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Nice archive pic of the S-61N "Coastguard 'IJ", replaced by a newer one now. Hope the kid is ok, well done the Rescue Service yet again, with this decent weather there will always be incidents like this, which emphasises the need for proper funding for the Coastguard and Ambulance services.
Nice archive pic of the S-61N "Coastguard 'IJ", replaced by a newer one now. Hope the kid is ok, well done the Rescue Service yet again, with this decent weather there will always be incidents like this, which emphasises the need for proper funding for the Coastguard and Ambulance services. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

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