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Freshwater Independent Lifeboat and The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team assisted 4 people who got into difficulties at The Needles Lighthouse this afternoon (Sunday).

The rescue resources were tasked at 15:00 after 1 of 2 jet skis struck an object, causing it to take on water and throw the 2 riders into the sea.

The duo managed to climb up onto rocks and got the jet ski onto dry land before the volunteer lifeboat crew arrived on scene.

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All casualties, plus 1 jet ski, were returned to Freshwater Bay where Coastguard Rescue Officers from The Needles administered first aid to 1 of the casualties for a cut to her leg.

The other jet ski was craned aboard a Border Force Vessel for onward transportation to Cowes.

The 4 jet skiers have made their own way back to the mainland via ferry.

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