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PERSON ON CLIFF TOP IN SHANKLIN


Police, Paramedics and HM Coastguard were called to Shanklin earlier this morning (Wednesday) after a person took up position on the cliff top overlooking the Esplanade.

Concerns were raised for the welfare of male shortly before 04:50.

Officers were able to talk the individual down and he was passed into the care of medical teams.

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Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team and Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team were mobilised to the incident but were not required to carry out a rescue.


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Thank goodness this man was talked down. Thank you to those that did that, especially any voluntary workers.

For the man- this too shall pass. It can get better x

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