Police are investigating the grim discovery of a body in Ryde today (Monday).
Emergency services were called to Ryde Harbour at 12:18 this afternoon by the Harbour Master, who discovered the male body when it washed up near to the boats and pontoons.
Police, Ambulance and Coastguard crews raced to the scene, however the unidentified person was already deceased.
No formal identification has been established. A post mortem examination will take place shortly to establish the cause of death.
Anyone with any information in relation to this incident should contact Ryde Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users should contact 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.