This is the dramatic moment the Lee-on-Solent Coastguard helicopter Rescue 175 found a man who’d been missing since Sunday on the Isle of Wight earlier this morning.
Hampshire Constabulary had requested HM Coastguard assistance to find the missing man after he’d been reported overdue from his afternoon walk on Sunday 11 February.
Ventnor and Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Teams, Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat and the HM Coastguard helicopter joined the search just after midnight and just before 5am the missing man was located by our Coastguard helicopter.
The paramedic winchman was lowered to the casualty and he was winched onboard. He was suffering from hypothermia and transferred to St Mary’s Hospital – where we wish him a speedy recovery.