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UPDATED: The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team and the Coastguard helicopter are in attendance at an incident between Compton and Freshwater Bay this evening (Sunday).

Emergency services are at the cliff edge on Military Road whilst the Coastguard helicopter from Lee-on-Solent searches along the coast.

UPDATE @ 17:50 – It has been confirmed that the incident is a cliff top search prompted by the discovery of a number of items of clothing.

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Coastguard officers, with the assistance of Coastguard Rescue 104 helicopter, have searched the area but have found nothing untoward.

Emergency teams are now standing down having been called out at around 16:30

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