Man found dead on boat off the Isle of Wight

Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat and Isle of Wight coastguard teams were among emergency crews called to The Needles on Sunday afternoon, after a man’s body was discovered.

A passing vessel alerted HM Coastguard to a fishing boat, with one person on board, just before 2pm.

Hampshire Constabulary said: “We were called at 2.30pm, after the body of a 68-year-old man from Freshwater was found in a boat at sea.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

The coastguard helicopter from Lee on Solent was also on the scene.

The man’s next of kin have been informed.

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