Coastguard teams have been called to Shanklin this evening (Wednesday).

Teams from Bembridge and Ventnor are understood to be responding to an incident on Shanklin Esplanade.

It is thought the response is for a concern for welfare for a person.

Police are also in attendance.


*A HM Coastguard spokesperson said:

“HM Coastguard was called about 8pm by Hampshire Police with reports of a person in the water at Shanklin.

“We sent Ventnor and Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Teams and Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat to the scene. But before we got there, the police called us to say the person was with them so all our units were stood down.”