Ryde Rescue launching this morning

TRIO JUMP INTO THE WATER AS BOAT CATCHES FIRE OFF RYDE

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Reports of a vessel on fire and 3 people in the water close to Ryde Pier led to a multi-agency emergency response this evening (Sunday). 

Coastguard Rescue 175 helicopter, Ryde Rescue Lifeboat and 2 Coastguard Rescue Teams were mobilised to Ryde seafront at around 19:00 following multiple 999 calls.

With fears of the boat ablaze and casualties in the water, crews rushed to the scene. Hovertravel also responded to the emergency.

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However, it was soon discovered that the vessel had managed to limp into Ryde Harbour and all persons were safe and well.

With confirmation that the emergency had been brought to a close, search and rescue resources were stood down.

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Jimbo Barton

A bit of a non event, thankfully.

Marbles Merkel

Hot weather likely caused engine to overheat.
 
Very lucky to be close to assistance.
 

Marbles Merkel

Fire at sea always a threat to life. Lucky close to help.

Jammy dodger.

So , not what the headline says at all then .

Fatnip

Beech looks good an cleen. Duno why thems is always moaning on a bout the junk there.

Miss Primmer

Gosh, these rescue chaps have had a Summer of action and that’s a fact. Bravo boys, and not forgetting the girls too.

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