The coastguard search and rescue helicopter Rescue 175 has been been mobilised this evening to the Isle of Wight.
A coastguard search and rescue team has also been mobilsed to standby at the Lee on Solent helicopter base.
The team’s were scambled just after 9.10pm on Thursday evening.
The rescue helicopter landed at St Mary’s hospital in Newport to assist with a medical evacuation to the mainland.
The sick patient was packed by medical staff who are understood to have flown with the patient to the mainland.
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