A Further development has taken place on the Isle of Wight following the earlier search of the River Medina. A spokesperson for the UK Coastguard has confirm that a second incident is being worked and the lifeboat has been launched but refused to confirm if the incidents are or were one of the same. The launching of the lifeboat for a second time this evening is following Security Staff at the Foley Inn finding a yellow Horseshoe man overboard lifejacket that was wet attached to the a fence and footprints leading from water.
A number of Coastguard search and rescue officers from the Needles Coastguard search and Rescue teams have now since been redeployed from Stag Lane Newport to the area and are carrying out a further shore line search in and around the area. Officers on the ground searching have called on the help of a lifeboat to search further parts of the River Medina after is has been reported and understood that a distress whistle from a life jacket could be heard being blown a number of times. Despite the searchers calling out nothing as been found on the near by banks or shoreside.
The Cowes RNLI Inshore lifeboat is now carrying out a shoreline search from East to West Cowes up the River Medina as far as Kingston following the finding of the yellow horse Man overboard shoe ring being found on the shore. A search isn now being carried out near to the Folly Inn in Whippenham.[su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/daAmwuOerxg” width=”680″] More to Follow