A half-submerged kayak prompted a call-out for Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team and Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat this afternoon (Thursday).

A HM Coastguard spokesperson says crews were called to reports of a kayak drifting just off Sandown beach at around 2.08 pm.

Teams carried out a search in the area but “nothing untoward” was found.

The Coastguard says it suspects high winds came along and blew the kayak out to sea.