Missing jet-skier leads to one of most comprehensive searches of Solent for years

rnli lifeboat

At various times the search involved five lifeboats – both RNLI and independent – six coastguard teams, two police launches, a helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 1:58pm

By George Chastney with one comment

Rescue underway for dolphin stuck in mud on Western Yar (Photos – updated)

Dolphin being rescued

The rescue operation has involved Ventnor Coastguard, Yarmouth RNLI and British Divers Marine Life Rescue. The police and ambulance service are also on the scene. Details within

Sunday, 26th July, 2020 1:56pm

By Sally Perry

Do not block coastal access gates or emergency vehicles plea from Coastguard

cars blocking gates

If cars are parked across the coastal access points it will slow down the response time to emergency call outs

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 9:06am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police advise residents to avoid area following ‘substantial’ landslide: All emergency services in attendance (updated)

front of ambulance

Fire, Police, Coastguard and Ambulance service are all in attendance of the landslide where several people have been rescued

Saturday, 18th April, 2020 7:46pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Three cheers for emergency services and all those who kept the Island moving during Storm Ciara (including Island Roads)

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team

Thank you to all the teams who carried out rescues or made the Isle of Wight safe for residents yesterday. You are very much appreciated

Monday, 10th February, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Do you know an Annabel from Niton who might be missing?

question mark street sculpture

If you think you know this person, please get in touch with police by calling 101

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 3:12pm

By Sally Perry

Quick actions of Red Funnel crews leads to the rescue of a man in the water after dinghy overturns

Red Eagle ferry sailing out of Cowes

The quick actions of the crew on board the Red Eagle led to the swift rescue of the man in the water.

Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 11:48am

By Melissa Piercy with one comment

Isle of Wight Fort Walk: 2019 dates revealed along with safety information

St helens fort walk

Take note of the safety advice before attempting the St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk later this week. OnTheWight has tips from the RNLI.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 5:59pm

By Sally Perry

Body found during hunt for missing 22-year-old, Rosie Johnson, on the Isle of Wight

Yellow lilies

Our sincerest thoughts are with family and friends of Rosie.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 4:47pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Search continues for Scottish MP’s niece Rosie Johnson, missing on the Isle of Wight

ventnor coastguard search for rosie johnson

Rosie was last seen on Sunday evening and a major search has been underway for several days. If you have seen Rosie please get in touch with police as a matter of urgency.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 11:04am

By Sally Perry

Gathering to mark nine years since ‘nightmare began’ for Freshwater Five

Freshwater Five logo

Marking the nine years since police officers say they saw men throw bags off a fishing boat, supporters of the Freshwater Five will meet at the same spot and encourage others to "let the men know they are not alone".

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 6:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Emergency crews valiantly fight fierce boat fire

East Cowes boat fire - photos from RNLI

Firefighters, coastguards and crew from the Cowes RNLI station worked hard in the early hours of Monday to fight a boat fire in Cowes.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 7:56am

By George Chastney