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COASTGUARD SEARCH AS SEMI-SUNKEN VESSEL FOUND OFF EAST COWES

Photo: Cowes RNLI

UPDATED: Cowes RNLI lifeboat and Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team are conducting a search on the north coast of the Isle of Wight this afternoon (Thursday).

Solent Coastguard requested the launch of Cowes’ B-Class lifeboat at around 11:10 following reports of a semi-sunken vessel near Osborne Bay.

Volunteer crew members are currently conducting a search between Gurnard and Wootton as it is unclear if any persons are missing.

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The vessel is at anchor.

HM Coastguard officers are beginning a shoreline search from the beach at Osborne House.

UPDATE – The search has now concluded with both Cowes RNLI and Bembridge CRT stood down.

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