Thanks to Richard from Yarmouth RNLI. Ed
The Yarmouth RNLI all weather lifeboat, the Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer) was called out at 8am on Saturday 10th October to assist in the search for a passenger believed to have fallen overboard from the cruise liner Ventura eight miles south of St. Catherine’s Point earlier that morning.
It was believed that the casualty was a man in his forties. The weather was good at the time and a major rescue operation was mounted. This included two Search and Rescue helicopters as well as the Bembridge and Yarmouth lifeboats and a warship.
The 25sq mile search area was systematically searched all day until the coastguard called it off at 7.15pm.
Nothing was found. No further news has been received from the Coastguard.
Image: © With kind permission of Nick Edwards