Local residents say they are being asked to keep an eye out for a 22-year-old who hasn’t been seen in over 24 hours.
It’s understood that the woman, who is described as being brunette and wearing a burgundy top, went missing from PGL on New Road sometime yesterday (Monday).
WightSAR – the Island’s search and rescue organisation – are assisting Police with the ongoing search. The team were deployed at 09:40 this morning and have established a rendezvous point within the compound of PGL Little Canada.
The National Police Air Service Helicopter is also assisting in the search and is currently conducting an aerial sweep of woodland between Fishbourne and Wootton.
Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed to Island Echo that no formal appeal is currently being issued.
UPDATE @ 13:20 – A large scale search is continuing this afternoon with no less than 10 Police units on scene at Wootton, alongside groups of search volunteers.
The search appears to be focusing on the area surrounding PGL and Wootton Creek.
It is unknown at this time when the woman was last seen and where.
UPDATE @ 14:20 – HM Coastguard have now been tasked to assist in the search.
Coastguard Rescue Teams from Bembridge and Ventnor have arrived at PGL and are thought to be focusing on the area surrounding Wootton Creek.
UPDATE @ 15:41 – Police have now issued a formal appeal for information to help in locating 22-year-old Rosie Johnson.
Follow updates on this story at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/major-search-underway-for-22-year-old-rosie-johnson/.