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UPDATED: CLOTHES DISCOVERY LEADS TO COASTGUARD SEARCH IN SANDOWN


UPDATED: Coastguard officers are conducting a search of the shoreline at Sandown this morning (Saturday) following the discovery of a pile of clothes.

Bembridge coastguard rescue team have been tasked to search the area over fears someone could be in difficulty.

The alarm was raised around 10:00.

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UPDATE @ 10:58 – Police have joined HM Coastguard in Sandown, where a search is taking place between Sandown Lifeboat and the War Memorial.

Police have recovered the clothes which were found close to Sandown Pier.

Enquiries continue.

UPDATE @ 11:50 – The individual at the centre of this morning’s search has been found safe and well at a different location.

Search teams have now stood down.

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