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UPDATED: SUNRISE SEARCH IN RYDE FOR POTENTIAL CASUALTY IN THE WATER

13108092-f5b1-4cab-b952-95f0f586c76fA search and rescue operation is underway as the sun rises in Ryde this morning (Monday) over fears a woman may be in difficulty.

HM Coastguard teams from Bembridge and Ventnor – and Police – are present at Ryde Esplanade, where efforts are being made to locate a potential casualty in the water.

Coastguard Rescue 175 helicopter from Lee-on-Solent is conducting an aerial sweep of the area between Ryde and Wootton.

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Meanwhile, Ryde Inshore Rescue has launched its Ryde Rescue 2 inshore lifeboat and is currently sweeping along the coast to the West of – and around – Ryde Pier.

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The incident began at around 04:15.

Coastguard Rescue Officers are working their way along the coast on a falling tide under the guidance of the Area 9 Senior Coastal Operations Officer.

Police officers continue to search the local vicinity.

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UPDATE @ 08:32 – The search has now been stood down.

It’s understood the woman has been located in the local vicinity and detained on Union Street by Police.

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Ben
Ben
1 month ago

It’s fine it’s just someone swimming home as no ferry service

Lover of life
Lover of life
Reply to  Ben
1 month ago

That’s hilarious!

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  Ben
1 month ago

She was trying to take her life absolutely nothing funny about this situation have some respect

Jim Bean
Jim Bean
Reply to  Anonymous
1 month ago

the noisy ones never do it

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  Jim Bean
1 month ago

Your mouth is too noisy why don’t you keep your opinions to yourself

John James
John James
Reply to  Anonymous
1 month ago

Freedom of speech my friend

 

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