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

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

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Coastguard, Police and the Fire Service are all attending an incident at the southern end of Shanklin beach following a ‘substantial’ landslide.

A spokesperson for the Fire Service said,

“Interagency rescue incident involving a landslide believed to have missing persons involved.

“Several people have been rescued by coastguard who had been cut off due to the landslide, but not involved in it.”

Police: Avoid the area at all costs
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary confirmed,

“We’re currently supporting our emergency service colleagues from the coastguard and fire service following a substantial cliff collapse at the southern end of Shanklin beach.

“As a result of the collapse, access to the beach from Luccombe Bay is not safe for the public.

“If you are out on your daily exercise please AVOID this area at all costs.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Article edit
7.55pm 18th Apr 2020 – Headline and excerpt updated to remove possible missing persons – reference from Fire Service to turning over debris in search of possible missing persons removed – following update from Police on Facebook in reply to a comment

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Saturday, 18th April, 2020 7:46pm


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

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This is confusing: don’t they mean you cannot access Luccombe Bay from Shanklin Beach? I thought that the footpath down Luccombe Chine had been closed for some years, due to annual winter landslips? People tend to walk from Appley Beach in Shanklin, into Luccombe Bay and back, at low tide. I am not surprised that there are massive cliff falls this spring, given that the autumn and… Read more »
Mark L Francis

So we wont be able to access Shanklin Beach from Luccombe Bay anymore? Its news to me that you could EVER access Shanklin Beach from Luccombe Bay without at least a canoe.