Man-in-Water Report Sparks Night-Time Search

22nd February 2020

Concern that a man had gone into the River Medina led to Cowes RNLI lifeboat carrying out an intensive night-time search over the weekend.

The lifeboat was launched at 11.40 pm on Friday night in response to concerns that a man had gone into the upper reaches of the river, With the aid of an on-board searchlight, the lifeboat proceeded to painstakingly search from the area of the Folly up to the Riverside Centre at Newport Harbour.

The search was carried out alongside Coastguard Rescue Teams from Ventnor, Needles and Bembridge as well as WightSAR and a police helicopter.

Eventually, after finding nothing, the lifeboat returned to the station at 3.25 am.