Midnight rescue of cyclist who fell onto waterside rocks

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Hythe marina
The incident happened on a coastal path north of Hythe marina (Photo: South Central Ambulance Service)

PARAMEDICS, coastguards and a lifeboat crew rescued a teenage cyclist who was badly injured after falling onto rocks near Hythe marina.

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The alarm was raised shortly after midnight today (Thursday), with reports the victim, a 17-year-old boy, had come off his bicycle while riding along a coastal path to the north of the marina.

South Central Ambulance Service’s hazardous area response team responded, along with HM Lymington Coastguard and Calshot RNLI.

A spokesperson for the coastguard team told the A&T the rescuers faced difficult terrain as they worked to remove the local youth from the rocks in a three-hour operation.

He was stretchered to an ambulance which took him to Southampton General Hospital to receive treatment for serious leg injuries.

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