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A new photo of missing 22-year-old Rosie Johnson has been released by Police as search efforts to locate her continue in Wootton this morning (Wednesday).

Rosie, who is from Glasgow and works at Little Canada activity centre in Wootton, was last seen at the centre on New Road on Sunday evening. She hasn’t been seen since.

Police officers, volunteers from Isle of Wight Search and Rescue, Hampshire Search and Rescue and officers from HM Coastguard are continuing their search in and around the Wootton Creek area today.

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Rosie’s family are being supported and kept up to date with the search. They are thought to have flown down from Scotland overnight.

Rosie is said to have mousey brown hair and is of slim build. She was last seen wearing a dark blue puffa jacket and trousers.

Inspector Andy MacDonald, said:

“We have serious concerns for Rosie’s welfare.  Information suggests she is still on the island so this is where we are focussing our search.  However, we would ask anyone with any information about her whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible.

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“I would like to repeat our request for members of the Wootton community and surrounding areas to check any sheds, outbuildings or boats.  Please carry out a thorough search and call us on 101 if you think you see or find anything that could assist our search.

“Residents will notice a lot of activity in the area today while we carry out our enquiries.  If they have any concerns, they are encouraged to come and talk to us.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 44190217273.

UPDATE @ 17:00 – Under a strong summer sun, search teams have been conducting a sweep of the Wootton Creek area but are yet to locate Rosie.

Coastguard officers have been inspecting the sluice gates at Wootton Bridge with the assistance of the Environment Agency. Meanwhile, WightSAR and Hants SAR volunteers have been making their way through woodland in the area.

Island Echo understands that HM Coastguard have now stood down from the search due to the tide. It is unknown at this stage if they will be re-tasked.


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lets just hope this ends well and she is found safe

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