Search and rescue volunteers from WightSAR have been deployed alongside Police in the search for a woman who has been missing for nearly four days.
51-year-old Joyce Maryon from Ryde hasn’t been seen since late on Tuesday night and concerns are growing for her welfare. She was last seen in Green Street at around 11.30pm.
A search is underway in the Ryde area with teams scouring the streets and open spaces from their established rendezvous point at St John’s Railway station.
A Police search advisor – has travelled over from the mainland is working with officers from the Isle of Wight to try and locate the missing woman.
Joyce is described as white with pale skin, short, stocky with brown hair. She may be wearing white patterned pyjamas or tracksuit trousers, a distinctive fleece with a wolf covering the back, a purple hat, and blue trainers with white soles.
Local residents are being urged to check outbuildings as Joyce may have taken refuge somewhere. Anyone with private CCTV should check their footage as this may bring up some leads.
It is unclear why news of Joyce’s disappearance has taken several days to surface. An appeal for information was only launched by Hampshire Constabulary earlier on this afternoon (Friday) and WightSAR were not called into action until around 14:30.
The National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter has been involved in aerial searches attempts to locate the missing woman.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Joyce Maryon is asked to contact Police on 101, quoting 44190123466.