UPDATED: BODY FOUND ON THE BEACH AT RYDE

A body has been found on a beach in Ryde this morning (Wednesday).

The discovery has occurred to the west of Ryde Pier close to a slipway leading to the shore from St Thomas’ Street.

Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were called to the scene earlier this morning, but there is nothing they have been able to do.

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A number of Police officers are in attendance at the scene with Detectives from Newport CID also present.

A small cordon has been erected whilst initial investigations are carried out.

Today’s discovery is the 4th such incident in the past 8 days, with bodies also located in Newport, Cowes and Arreton in the past week.

UPDATE @ 11:18 – A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“We were called at 7.48am this morning (3 February) following the discovery of a man’s body in the water off St Thomas Street.

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“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the Coroner”.

Enquiries are ongoing at this time to confirm the identity of the deceased.

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jan
jan
7 months ago



Sheila Ferguson
Sheila Ferguson
7 months ago

So sad to hear. May the person now be at peace.

Cynthia
Cynthia
7 months ago

What a terrible time we’re all living in so many aren’t coping please be kind to each other. Stay in contact with friends neighbors as people need help in different ways right now.

TINA
TINA
7 months ago

So sad to hear of a body being found. Thoughts go out to the person/ people who found the body. As well as the friends and family members of the person. Thank you to all the services and people involved ..rip

freeloaders
freeloaders
7 months ago

Covid isn’t just taking lives through physical health attacks, it is taking lives, by destroying mental, emotional and financial livelihoods, through government lockdowns.

the covid shadow is long and will take decades to fully emerge from.

rossi
rossi
Reply to  freeloaders
7 months ago

i know, i can see it , others can see the results … why isnt more being done by the government . as you say thats 4 this week and how many attempts by others. Long term its real worrying. Before you all jump on me i do believe in covid. But the rate in which suicide is rising this needs addressing millions here ,billions therebeing spent on protecting people from covid.Some need protecting in other ways Isle of wight council please re think things a little. Can you not use some of that money which has been released to you, for a pop up style / drop in shop/ porter cabin in all the towns . Some sort of place they can stop and talk about their problems. I believe there is something in newport? But if you are in shanklin, sandown freshwater planning , thinking of doing some… Read more »

jules
jules
7 months ago

May this poor soul rest in peace, condolences to family and friends, so sad

Absolute chaos
Absolute chaos
7 months ago

”not suspicious” are u kidding me?!

Jaydon
Jaydon
7 months ago

A bit odd how there are so many body’s are being found

Tony
Tony
Reply to  Jaydon
7 months ago

It’s a good job they are found!!

SRichards
SRichards
Reply to  Jaydon
7 months ago

It’s because so many are committing suicide because they have lost any hope they had left of things ever getting better,we will see this daily from now on,all because of the flu.Yes 10,000 have very sadly died,in January 2018 65,000 died in that one month from flu yet the world carried on,why so different now it’s ruining everyones lives

richard
richard
Reply to  SRichards
7 months ago

January 2018 65,000 died” No they did not, stop lying.

the yearly deaths varying widely from a high of 28,330 in 2014/15 to a low of 1,692 in 2018/19. 

fullfact.org / health / coronavirus-compare-influenza/

Baboshka
Baboshka
7 months ago

RIP
For a small population, this is a lot of deaths in a week. Why?
Also how many of these people live alone?
loneliness can be killer. Please reach out to those who are lonely, even if its just to say hello, how are you.

dork
dork
7 months ago

I certainly hope they do not say cause of death Covid !!! Sorry for the chap… and any family he has..

richard
richard
7 months ago

It is sickening that the covidiots are using this to peddle their lies. Have some respect, someone died.

Drummer
Drummer
7 months ago

I thought it was Hampshire AND Isle of Wight Constabulary? We pay enough in our Council Tax so we should be on the crest.

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