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ELECTRICITY POLE FIRE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF CARISBROOKE

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 cut …

DOUBLE TROUBLE LEADS TO BEMBRIDGE RNLI SHOUTS

Double trouble on the seas sparked 2 call outs for the crew of Bembridge RNLI earlier today (Saturday). The All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) was launched at around 11:40 this morning in response to a Pan Pan call from Celidh Mohr, a 35ft sailing yacht with 2 crew onboard that had developed steering problems around 3 miles north of the Offshore …

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.

DRIFTING RIB PROMPTS RYDE LIFEBOAT LAUNCH

A boat reported to be drifting in the Solent sparked a call out for Ryde Inshore Rescue this morning (Saturday).  Ryde Rescue 1 was launched at around 08:40 to reports of an unaccompanied grey inflatable drifting off No Man’s Land fort. Once on scene the volunteer lifeboat crew were able to ascertain that what was reported to be a dinghy …

MAN DIES IN MILITARY ROAD CRASH

A 30-year-old man has died following a crash on Military Road near Atherfield last night (Friday). Emergency services were called to the scene between Chale and Brighstone at around 23:00 following reports of a car overturning. After searching the local area for the vehicle, Police eventually located a Daewoo Tacuma on its roof in a field around 100m off the …

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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