MUM AND CHILD LED TO SAFETY AFTER GETTING LOST AT DEVIL’S CHIMNEY

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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.

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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.

If you or someone else is in difficulty on the coast or at sea, or if you spot what you think may be unexploded ordnance, then dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Further safety information can be found at https://coastguardsafety.campaign.gov.uk/.

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Mandy
Mandy
1 month ago

Devil’s chimney is a flight of steps , you go up or down, not sure how you get lost deep within.

'Ad-enough!
'Ad-enough!
1 month ago

This must surely be a late April Fools joke as anyone familiar with the aforementioned area will know that “Devils Chimney ” is a steep, extremely narrow path, with near vertical rock sides.How on earth can someone get lost there?

betty boop
betty boop
1 month ago

Devil’s Chimney is a geological structure: just a narrow gorge with steps down through the rockface. You’d have to be pretty dense to get lost in that. Perhaps you mean they got lost in the Luccombe landslip?

annoyed
annoyed
1 month ago

pathetic attention seeker

not a casualtt or an incident…just someone too bored and needing others around

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