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LIFEBOAT SEARCH FOR KITE SURFER

sandownlifeboatsurfersearchonboardSandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat is this evening assisting Solent Coastguard in the search for a kite surfer off of Culver Cliff in Sandown.

The independent lifeboat is understood to have been paged by HM Coastguard control shortly before 17:00 after a member of the public, who was watching from the shore, saw a Kite Surfer in difficulties off of Yaverland Beach.

UPDATE @ 18:26: The kite surfer has been located safe and well on the shore by rescue teams, albeit cold and embarrassed.

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Photo: Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat

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