Police were called to the scene at Lake Cliff Gardens near to Skew Bridge at around 16:20 following reports of a person acting suspiciously on the cliff edge. Local officers responded to the seaside location in a bid to speak to the unknown person and prevent a tragedy occurring.
Island Echo understands a specialist negotiator from the mainland was brought over to the Island by an MoD RIB at around 17:30, docking at Ryde Pier Head before being transferred to the unfolding situation at Lake.
Thankfully, the person was talked down and emergency services left the scene at 19:30.
It is currently unclear if the incident was connected to reports of a missing person in nearby Apse Heath, which resulted in the National Police Air Service helicopter assisting in a search. It has been confirmed that the missing person was located at around 16:30, the same time Police responded to Lake Cliff Gardens.