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FALLEN TREE FORCES SUSPENSION OF TRAIN SERVICES

UPDATED: Island Line train services between Brading and Shanklin have been suspended tonight (Sunday) due to a fallen tree on the line. Services are expected to remain suspended until the end of service, meaning the next train will be as normal tomorrow morning. The tree has come down near to Brading station. This evening’s incident comes just hours after South …

2 CHILDREN IN DRIFTING DINGHY RESCUED OFF RYDE

Ryde Inshore Rescue have aided 2 children in a dinghy off Ryde Sands this afternoon (Sunday). Solent Coastguard tasked the immediate launch of the independent lifeboat station at 14:46 following reports of a dinghy drifting out to sea. Ryde Rescue 2 lifeboat was swiftly launched and soon caught up with the duo, who were then brought ashore and given safety …

FIREWORK SPARKS TREE FIRE

Firefighters tackled a small tree fire caused by a firework in East Cowes last night (Saturday). 1 appliance from the town was mobilised to the grounds of Albert Cottage off York Avenue at around 22:15. It is understood a small firework display in the area led to a tree catching alight. No one was injured in the incident. Last night’s …

ELECTRICITY POLE FIRE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF CARISBROOKE

UPDATED: Firefighters have tackled an electricity pole fire on Calbourne Road near Carisbrooke tonight (Saturday). 1 pumping appliance from Newport was mobilised to the scene near The Blacksmith Arms pub at just before 20:40 following reports of a fire in amongst trees lining the road. The incident is understood to have plunged the local pub into darkness with electricity supplies …

CRASH CLOSES MAIN ROAD INTO BEMBRIDGE 

UPDATED: Embankment Road in Bembridge has been closed by Police due to a road traffic collision near to Kings Road. The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance at the scene alongside Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. The incident occurred at just before 15:40 Motorists are being diverted via Yarbridge. UPDATE @ 16:25 – …

YACHT AGROUND ON RYDE SANDS

Ryde Inshore Rescue are assisting a yacht aground on Ryde Sands this afternoon (Saturday). The independent lifeboat station was tasked to launch by Solent Coastguard at 14:15 following reports of a vessel hard aground. Ryde Rescue 1 is currently on scene and is attempting to assist the yacht in reaching deeper water. No one is thought to be injured.

SERIOUS CRASH CLOSES MILITARY ROAD

UPDATED: Police, fire and ambulance crews are attending a serious crash on Military Road in which a car has come to rest on its roof in a field. Fire crews from Newport and Ventnor – including the Rescue Tender – are currently on scene near to Atherfield alongside a Co-Responder from Freshwater, 2 ambulances, a rapid response paramedic, an ambulance officer …

ROOF FIRE BREAKS OUT IN VENTNOR

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are attending a building fire on Pound Lane in Ventnor this afternoon (Friday).  Appliances from Ventnor, Shanklin, Ryde and Newport are all on scene behind the town’s Co-Operative store, alongside the Incident Command Unit. They were called to the scene at around 14:50. It is thought the building affected has work being …

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