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CPR GIVEN TO UNWELL CREWMAN IN EARLY MORNING RESCUE

UPDATED: Bembridge RNLI lifeboat, Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team and the Coastguard Rescue helicopter were all involved in the urgent rescue of a seriously unwell man off the coast of the Isle of Wight this morning (Monday). At around 05:50 the Coastguard were notified that a crewman had possibly suffered a stroke onboard the vessel ‘Ievoli Cobalt’ in St Helens Roads, …

POWER CUT HITS PARKHURST AREA

UPDATED: Engineers from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks are working to restore power to homes in and around the Parkhurst area of Newport this morning (Monday). The supply of electricity was lost to properties in the PO30 5 area at 08:23. Currently, a total of 28 postcodes are without power. SSEN say that supplies should be restored by 10:30. UPDATE – …

FALLEN CABLE CLOSES BRADING DOWNS

A fallen cable hanging low above the carriageway has forced the closure of Brading Downs Road this evening (Sunday). Firefighters from Sandown are currently on scene at Bully’s Hill having been alerted to the obstruction at around 18:30. Initially it was feared that the cable was a live electricity supply, but it has since been ascertained that it is in …

FIREFIGHTERS ATTEND MINOR COLLISION AT RYDE PIER

UPDATED: Firefighters are in attendance at an extremely minor road traffic collision at the dry end of Ryde Pier this afternoon (Sunday).  An elderly female driver has lightly collided with a bollard at the exit of the pier, prompting the turnout of a fire appliance and Land Rover from Ryde Fire Station. The car – a red VW Polo – has sustained …

ISLAND PARENTS TO SUE SCHOOL DUE TO DRESS-WEARING BOY

Freshwater parents Nigel and Sally Rowe have pulled their 6-year-old son out of an Island primary school and are set to launch legal action due to a young boy wearing a girl’s uniform to school. The Rowe’s are now home schooling their son having pulled him out of the unnamed Church of England establishment when a classmate turned up to …

STAFF SHORTAGES CAUSE ISLAND LINE DISRUPTION

Disruption is being experienced on Island Line train services due to staff shortages this afternoon (Saturday). A member of train crew has become unavailable, meaning changes will be taking place on services between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin. The 13:38 service from Shanklin will terminate at Ryde St. Johns. Services departing from Ryde Pier Head at 7 minutes past the hour …

POLICE INVESTIGATE FURTHER THEFTS IN WROXALL

Police have seized evidence as part of their ongoing investigation into a number of thefts in the village of Wroxall. Sometime between 20:00 on Thursday evening and first thing Friday morning a number of properties and vehicles in and around Brookside Crescent were targeted. It is said that fishing gear and push bikes were stolen overnight, as well as fuel …

BEMBRIDGE RNLI RESPOND TO CHICHESTER SHOUT

Bembridge RNLI’s All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 11:30 this morning (Friday) in response to a request from Solent Coastguard to assist the 50ft wooden motor fishing vessel ‘Veronica’ that had mechanical problems in the vicinity of Chichester Harbour entrance. By the time the crew of Bembridge Lifeboat had located ‘Veronica’ – with 2 people and a dog onboard – she …

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