Concerns for the welfare of a missing Isle of Wight man prompted a ‘large scale’ search in Newport last night (Friday).
The Coastguard and National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter was deployed at around 10pm, alongside Hampshire Constabulary officers.
WightSAR volunteers joined the search on foot, while coastguard teams and Cowes RNLI searched the River Medina area.
📟 CALLOUT 21.02.2020 23:17
Tasked with @VentnorCRT @needlescrt, @CowesRNLI & @WightSAR to assist @IOWightPolice with a missing person. Extensive search carried out on both sides of river Medina and Industrial area the casualty was safely found in another area. Stood down 04:58 pic.twitter.com/4PsCo4K5rN
— Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team (@BembridgeCRT) February 22, 2020
A 56-year-old Newport man was found safe and well ‘a few hours later’, according to police.