A 999 call to HM Coastguard reporting the sighting of a windsurfer board fully rigged and tangled in the rocks west of Totland Pier sparked fears that a person had come into danger yesterday afternoon (Monday).
The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to the scene on their third shout of the day after being released from the scene of a fatal boating accident in the Solent.
After a brief search of the area, it transpired the board had been lost from Poole on Sunday and had been swept across the sea by strong winds and currents.
Other shouts for the Island’s Coastguard Rescue teams yesterday:
Don’t forget to follow the Island’s news as it happens…