A kite surfer has escaped being swept out to sea after getting into difficulty at Yaverland this lunchtime (Sunday).
Members of the public made frantic 999 calls to the Coastguard at around 11:40 after seeing the male being swept along the coast towards Red Cliff and Culver Cliff.
Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team have responded to the emergency but thankfully the extreme sports enthusiast has been able to scramble along the water’s edge and back to the safety of Yaverland slipway.
Martin Groom, Station Officer for Bembridge CRT, said that the conditions were just too much for the gentlemen, who is lucky to have walked away uninjured.
SO Groom is urging members of the public to stay well away from the coast today and is warning that just a single wave can knock an adult off their feet.
Coastguard rescue offices are now carrying out a small patrol of the area as other members of the public have been seen to be playing at the waters edge.
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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