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DONKEY STUCK DOWN A DRAIN IN WROXALL

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are working to free a donkey that has become stuck down a drain in Wroxall.  Crews from Sandown, Shanklin and Newport are on scene at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary alongside the Animal Rescue Unit and the service’s Land Rover from Ryde. It is currently unclear how the animal fell …

MONDAY MORNING DISRUPTION TO TRAINS AND CROSS-SOLENT TRAVEL

UPDATED: Those returning to work and heading off the Island for the first Monday in 3 weeks face disruption this morning with the suspension of Red Jet services and strike action on Island Line trains. Red Funnel have been operating a 1-craft, revised timetabled since last week, however, a technical issue has developed with the last remaining hi-speed vessel resulting …

COASTGUARD MEDIVAC FROM QUEEN VICTORIA OFF THE ISLE OF WIGHT

UPDATED: The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Lee-on-Solent is attempting to winch a suspected stroke victim from the luxury Queen Victoria cruise ship off the coast of the Isle of Wight tonight (Sunday). The captain of the Cunard-operated vessel requested the assistance of Solent Coastguard shortly before 21:30, resulting in the rescue helicopter flying low across the Island to a position …

FIRE SERVICE CALLED TO PRISON

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance at HMP Isle of Wight this afternoon (Sunday). 3 appliances – 2 from Newport and 1 from Cowes – were called to the Albany site off Parkhurst Road at just before 13:00. All 3 appliances, the Incident Command Unit and a senior officer are currently on scene, with …

‘LIFE-THREATENING’ CRASH CLOSES ST JOHN’S ROAD

UPDATED: Fire, Police and ambulance crews are attending a single vehicle crash on St John’s Road in Ryde this morning (Sunday). A Mitsubishi people carrier has been badly damaged in the smash, which has occurred near the junction with Player Street. 2 Fire Appliances from Ryde are on scene alongside the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police. The driver, …

PASSENGERS RESCUED AS HOVERCRAFT BREAKS DOWN ON RYDE SANDS

UPDATED: Passengers on board a Hovertravel crossing between Ryde and Southsea have been rescued by a second hovercraft following the apparent breakdown of one of the ‘new’ hovers on Ryde Sands this morning (Sunday). Island Flyer departed Ryde at 08:45 but by 08:54 had developed a problem, resulting in the craft making an about turn and coming to a stop on Ryde …

WHITWELL ROAD CLOSED AS CAR CRASHES DURING HAIL SHOWER

UPDATED: The road between Whitwell and Ventnor has been closed by Police this evening (Friday) due to a single-vehicle road traffic collision. A car has left the carriageway near to the junction with St Lawrence Shute after losing control in a heavy hail shower, which swept across the area at around 17:00. No one has been injured in the incident, …

ALERT ISSUED AS FURTHER COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED

The Environment Agency has issued yet another flood alert for the Isle of Wight coast, although the flooding is not expected to be as significant as experienced yesterday lunchtime. At around 13:00 today (Friday) minor flooding to seafront roads and car parks is expected in areas such as Yarmouth, Cowes and East Cowes. Water levels will also be high up …

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