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The RNLI Alfred Albert Williams lifeboat  from Bembridge  was launched just before 6pm today,(Sunday April 24).

The lifeboat was launched at the request of Solent Coastguard following a report from the Brittany Ferry Bretagne  that a passenger had seen someone in the water about 2 miles south of Bembridge Ledge.

Once on scene  at the reported location sadly  a body was recovered.  The person  was then brought back to the Lifeboat Station where it was handed over to the local Police.

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