The search has widened in a bid to locate missing Rosie Johnson – last seen on the Isle of Wight on Sunday (23).

Police, coastguard teams, Wight SAR and Hants SAR are now focusing on the area of Firestone Copse – a short distance from Little Canada PGL in Wootton, where Rosie was last seen.

The 22 year old Little Canada employee disappeared on Sunday (23), with the main area of interest focused around New Road and adjacent fields.


Today (Wednesday) teams are searching the area near to Wootton Creek and adjoining woodland.

Isle of Wight Radio understands that a mobile phone belonging to Rosie was last ‘pinged’ in the Wootton area.

Police say Rosie – a former University of Glasgow student – is of slim build with mousey brown hair and was last seen wearing a dark blue puffa jacket and trousers.

Hampshire Constabulary officers have been searching on foot and in the air over the last 24 hours – alongside search volunteers and coastguard teams – and are continuing their search in and around the Wootton Creek area today.

Rosie’s family are being supported and kept up to date with the search.

Inspector Andy MacDonald, said:

“We have serious concerns for Rosie’s welfare. Information suggests she is still on the Island so this is where we are focusing our search. However, we would ask anyone with any information about her whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible.

“I would like to repeat our request for members of the Wootton community and surrounding areas to check any sheds, outbuildings or boats.

“Please carry out a thorough search and call us on 101 if you think you see or find anything that could assist our search.

“Residents will notice a lot of activity in the area today while we carry out our enquiries. If they have any concerns, they are encouraged to come and talk to us.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 44190217273.