BREAKING ISLE OF WIGHT

Police cordon off Ryde Pier following incident involving distressed person

police cordon off ryde pier following incident involving distressed person

Hampshire Police are attending an ongoing incident on Ryde Pier tonight (Tuesday).
A number of officers are currently on scene at the historic pier where they are understood to be talking with a distressed individual.
A search has carried out by the coastguard search and rescue team under the pier.

A Coastguard search and rescue team from Bembridge and a lifeboat from Ryde Inshore rescue have also been sent to assist officers from the island’s police.

UPDATE:2310
Police have managed to successful talk the man down from ledge of pier and he has is unharmed. Officers have taken the man away to a “place of safety” to received help from a partner agency on the Islands.
The Wightlink catamaran services are affected by the incident and remains running to time.