The body of a man in his 50s was recovered from Whitecliff Bay yesterday morning (Wednesday), Police have confirmed.
The deceased male was found at just gone 08:00, leading to Police being called to the scene.
It was 3 hours before the assistance of Bembridge RNLI was requested with lifeboat crewmen successfully recovering the body back to Lane End, Bembridge by 11:45.
The station’s inshore D-Class lifeboat was used for the operation.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has told Island Echo:
“The death of the man, aged in his 50s, is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the Coroner.
“The man’s next of kin have been informed”.