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COASTGUARD rescue teams and the Ryde Inshore Rescue lifeboat were called to Ryde Pier this evening amid fears a man had jumped from the structure.

Emergency services received reports shortly before 21:30 that a man had jumped from the south end of Ryde Pier and was injured on the sand below.

Police, Coastguard and lifeboat crews conducted a search of the area to find the unknown man, who was later found safe and well.

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The situation was found to be less serious than first thought. The search concluded at 22:40.




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