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LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED OVER CONCERN FOR WELFARE IN SANDOWN

HM Coastguard, Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat, Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have all been involved in a concern for welfare alert in Sandown tonight (Friday).

Sandown Lifeboat was tasked to launch to reports of a possible person in the water at 20:30, launching just 9 minutes later.

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team was also tasked to incident at the Esplanade alongside paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

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However, the incident was swiftly concluded when Police were able to confirm the whereabouts of the individual.

The lifeboat was recovered by 21:01 with other resources also stood down.

Emergency teams were called to Sandown yesterday too when a pile of clothes was found on the beach, sparking concern that someone was in trouble at sea.

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