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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 …

CAR ROLLOVER CLOSES ROAD IN CHALE

UPDATED: A 4×4 vehicle has rolled onto its roof resulting in the closure of the main road into Chale this evening (Thursday). Police and paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are on scene at Appleford Road, but no one is thought to be seriously injured. The single vehicle incident, which has involved a Land Rover Defender, occurred at …

DOLPHIN LIFTED FROM BEACH AFTER BEING PUT TO SLEEP

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: A white-beaked dolphin has been lifted from Sandown Beach by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service following a battle to save the mammal’s life. As first reported by Island Echo, rescue resources were mobilised to Culver Parade earlier on this afternoon following reports of a dolphin washed up on the shore. It’s thought the same …

OPERATION TO SAVE DOLPHIN ON SANDOWN BEACH

UPDATED: Rescuers are battling to save the life of a dolphin that has washed up on a beach in Sandown this afternoon (Thursday). Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team are on scene at Culver Parade where the animal has beached itself. Water is being collected from the sea by local surfers to be poured over the distressed mammal. A marine medic has …

FLOODING AND HIGH WINDS CAUSE TRAVEL DISRUPTION

Red Jet and Hovertravel services have been suspended and Island Line trains have been halted in Ryde this afternoon (Thursday) as a result of the adverse weather currently being experienced across the Isle of Wight. Strong gusts on the Solent have forced Hovertravel to stop their Ryde to Southsea service and Red Funnel have suspended the West Cowes to Southampton …

BINSTEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO BOILER ISSUE

Binstead Primary School near Ryde has been closed to students today (Thursday) as a result of there being no heating or hot water. Parents were told of the issue earlier this morning with hopes that the school would open slightly later than normal. However, engineers have been unable to fix the boiler issue and therefore the school is to remain …

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