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WARNING ISSUED AS HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED OVERNIGHT

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for the Isle of Wight, with the worst of the weather expected overnight into Wednesday morning. IW Met Service is warning that 10-15mm of rainfall is likely in many parts of the Island, with localised amounts up to 20mm. Islanders can expect to see localised […]
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1 TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION FOLLOWING RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY FIRE IN RYDE

Firefighters from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have been mobilised to a residential address in Ryde this evening (Monday).  Crews from Ryde were said to have responded to a property on West Hill Road at around 18:10. 1 male has been treated on scene for smoke inhalation. Safe and well […]
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UPDATED: POLICE HELICOPTER SEARCHING FOR MISSING PERSON NEAR TENNYSON DOWN

A search for a high risk missing person has been launched in the West Wight this afternoon (Sunday), with the National Police Air Service helicopter scrambled to assist. Police have descended on the area of Tennyson Down near Freshwater in their efforts to locate the missing individual, with several units responding to a car park […]
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YACHT WITH ENGINE FAILURE SPARKS SHOUT FOR YARMOUTH RNLI

Yarmouth RNLI was tasked to assist a yacht with engine failure in the vicinity of Colwell Bay this afternoon (Saturday). Using the relief Severn Class all weather lifeboat (ALB), RNLB Margaret Joan and Fred Nye, the crew – including new member Alex Stewart – headed west out of Yarmouth Harbour after their pagers went at […]
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COASTGUARD AND LIFEBOAT TEAMS IN SEARCH FOR FORT WALKERS OFF ST HELENS

Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat, alongside Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team, was tasked to locate and assist 2 people who had been reported as being in difficulty returning from walking to St Helens Fort this evening (Friday). Having launched at just after 20:55, it did not take the crew of the Inshore Lifeboat long to reach the area […]
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CONCERNS FOR 4 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN ON FORT WALK IN FADING LIGHT

Concerns for a group of people spotted carrying out their own Fort Walk with darkness descending led to an emergency response from HM Coastguard this evening (Thursday). Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to St Helens Duver shortly before 21:00 following reports that a number of individuals were on the causeway to […]
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