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EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO ‘DOWNED AIRCRAFT’

UPDATED: HM Coastguard and Bembridge RNLI are conducting a search of Culver Down following reports of a possible microlight having crashed onto the rocks below. Bembridge RNLI Inshore Lifeboat is currently conducting a shoreline search around Whitecliff Bay and Culver Cliff to Yaverland. Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team are en-route to the scene, according to reports. UPDATE @ 15:20 – Search teams …

CRASH BLOCKS ST HELENS TO NETTLESTONE ROAD

UPDATED: Emergency services are attending a 2-Car crash on Eddington Road between St Helens and Nettlestone this afternoon (Sunday). A Mazda 323F and a Ford Transit Connect have collided on a sharp bend, causing significant damage to both vehicles.The crash occurred at just gone 14:00. No one has been seriously injured in the incident, but paramedics are checking over those …

LUXURY BOAT SINKS IN BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR

UPDATED: Divers are this afternoon (Sunday) working to refloat a luxury motorboat that has sunk at Bembridge Marina within Bembridge Harbour. The vessel, estimated to be around 35ft in length, is believed to have sunk at some point overnight or early this morning. It remains unclear what caused the £300,000 boat to go under. Island-based salvage teams are using air …

CAR CRASHES INTO TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT SANDOWN

UPDATED: Police and paramedics are attending a road traffic collision at Avenue Road in Sandown tonight (Saturday).  A silver Perodua Kelisa has crashed into a traffic light at the junction of Avenue Road and Perowne Way underneath the railway bridge. 2 ambulances are on scene alongside local Police units. The road remains open for the time being. UPDATE @ 20:25 – Traffic …

ROBBERY AT RYDE JEWELLERS

UPDATED: The National Police Air Service helicopter is currently assisting ground units in an ongoing search following what is understood to be a robbery at a jewellers in Ryde. At just after 10:30 this morning (Saturday) multiple Police vehicles descended on the town from all directions, with the Bournemouth-based helicopter flying onto the scene just 15 minutes later. Officers are …

BOAT FIRE IN COWES

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are responding to reports of a boat fire in Cowes this morning (Saturday). 2 appliances from Newport are on scene at Cowes Yacht Haven following reports of a fire on board a vessel. Crews were mobilised at around 09:00. Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team are also on scene. UPDATE @ 09:40 – Fire …

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