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Helicopter rescue at Minster beach, Sheppey

A man was taken to hospital after a helicopter beach rescue.

The coastguard chopper assisted two ambulances, one fire engine and the coastguard team at The Leas in Minster, Sheppey, last night.

Rescue crews working at the scene

This morning, the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) said crews were called at about 8pm to reports a young man had suffered a fall and injured his leg on the beach.

A spokesman added: "Ambulance crews attended and we were assisted by Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

"The patient was assessed and treated at the scene before being taken to Medway MaritimHospitalal."

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said one fire engine was called out shortly after 8pm to assist SECAmb. The crew returned to station at 9.04pm.

Police were not required for the rescue operation.

A reporter at the scene said the casualty was taken to hospital by land ambulance.

The extent of his injuries remain unclear.

However, he was being treated on the pebbles before being loaded in to the back of the ambulance.

Rescue crews working at the scene

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