Thanks to Justine Edwards.

Coastguard teams are responding to reports of ‘large amounts of pollution’ between Cowes and Wootton this morning (Wednesday).

Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team is currently on scene.

*Updated 11:37am

*HM Coastguard has confirmed it is investigating reports of possible pollution at Osborne Bay.

A spokesperson said:

“A number of people have contacted HM Coastguard saying they have seen what looks like foam coming ashore.

“Ventnor and Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Teams have been sent to investigate, take samples and report back.

Duty controller Phil Norman said:

“At this stage we are in the early part of an investigation to see what it is and see whether further action needs to be taken.”

If you see any signs of pollution dial 02392 552100 (Non Emergency number). In an emergency dial 999 and ask for Coastguard, says Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team.