A woman and her young son have been led to safety after become lost deep within Devil’s Chimney near Ventnor this afternoon (Good Friday).
Coastguard Rescue Teams from Bembridge and Ventnor were mobilised to the landslip area between Shanklin and Ventnor after HM Coastguard were alerted to the plight of the duo via 999.
Once on scene, officers conducted a search of the steep terrain to successfully locate the pair.
Both casualties have escaped any injury and have been able to leave the scene to catch a local bus back towards Shanklin.
The incident began at around 14:10 and concluded just an hour later.
The woman has been praised for doing the right thing in calling 999 and asking for the Coastguard.
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