Three hospitalised at Sandown Pier

Three people including a child have been taken to hospital after getting into difficulty at sea. 

A girl described as around ten years old panicked when she got into difficulty at sea on Tuesday (August 14).

Her adult sister jumped in after her near Sandown Pier a spokesman for UK Coastguard confirmed.

The older sister then got into difficulty and two more adults went in to help, the coastguard spokesman said.

Sandown RNLI lifeguards, Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat, Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service arrived quickly.

The child and three adults made it out of the water and were checked over by the emergency crews.

Both the sisters and one of the adults were then taken to hospital by ambulance for secondary drowning treatment.

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