Volunteers sought for Isle of Wight search and rescue organisation

Police and Wight SARS on path starting search for Robbie Gibson - 17 Jan 2017

If you'd like to be part of this invaluable and much-needed team, get in touch with Wight Search and Rescue to find out more

Monday, 25th November, 2019 11:37am

By Sally Perry

Vectis Radio and Wight SAR teaming up to save lives

Vectis Radio - shaking hands by aerial

Vectis Radio - the Island's community radio station - has stepped in to provide space on its transmitter mast just outside Newport to the Island's Search and Rescue crews.

Monday, 8th July, 2019 11:33am

By Kevin Wilson with one comment

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

Police issue second image of missing Ryde woman


Joyce's family and the police are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and release a second image to help identify her.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry

Robbie Gibson: Police dogs, Wight SAR and Coastguard start search

Police and Wight SARS on path starting search for Robbie Gibson - 17 Jan 2017 - 640px

Search dogs on loan from Thames Valley Police have started a three day operation to search through undergrowth along the Luccombe coastal path. Assisted by Wight SAR and the Coastguard, the teams are searching what they consider to be the place 'most likely' that Robbie would have gone through.

Monday, 16th January, 2017 12:37pm

By Sally Perry

RAF Chinook helicopter on the Isle of Wight shortly for practice exercise (Live video / Updated)

chinnok helicopter

A Chinook helicopter from RAF Odiham in Hampshire will be testing out a number of landing sites today (Tuesday) in a multi-agency exercise taking place across the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 29th November, 2016 9:30am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Police helicopter above Niton searching for missing child (updated)

Police van

If you live nearby please check your garages and sheds incase the young boy has become trapped.

Tuesday, 16th February, 2016 10:13pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Newport PC donate towards essential equipment for WightSAR

WIghtSAR cheque presentation Newport Parish Council

At a recent Newport Parish Council meeting a presentation was made by two members of WightSAR (Isle of Wight Search and Rescue).

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 10:03am

By Maxine Yule

Phoenix Choir perform music from Pavarotti to Presley

Elvis :

A retiring collection will collect donations for two worthy causes.

Thursday, 14th August, 2014 9:32am

By Robin Burnett

Have you seen this missing woman? (updated)

Helge Stringer

Police were last night making an urgent appeal for a vulnerable missing woman on the Isle of Wight

Friday, 11th October, 2013 7:56am

By Hampshire Constabulary

£20,000 stolen from Nodes Point Holiday Park cash machine


A significant amount of money was recovered after conducting a search of the surrounding area.

Thursday, 21st March, 2013 12:32pm

By Hampshire Constabulary