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concernforwelfarebatterygardenspolice2Concerns for the welfare of a person near to the cliff edge between Sandown and Lake have prompted a Police and Coastguard response this afternoon (Tuesday).

Officers were called to Battery Gardens at the top of Lake Hill at shortly before 15:30, where a young woman was discovered to be on the wrong side of the railings.

Thankfully, Police have managed to talk to the woman and she has now been led to safety.

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Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team are also in attendance at the scene.

The appropriate support has been arranged.

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