A VOLUNTEER group, on hand to help festival-goers who get stuck in the mud, has appealed for help.
Vectis 4x4 Response, part of a national network of trained volunteers, worked throughout Thursday to help Isle of Wight Festival fans make it on to the site.
With more rain forecast for tonight (Saturday) and tomorrow the group is preparing to help people get home at the end of the event.
They have appealed for people to lend the group screw-in towing eyes, which are used to attach tow ropes.
"We have found that a lot of people, when asked to find or fit the thing so they can be recovered, have no idea what or where the thing is.
"What we would like to try to do is get hold of a selection of these, in an ideal world one for every make of car, which the team could use for recovering vehicles," said co-ordinator John Marr.
*Following discussions with the police the group has called on counterparts to head to the Isle of Wight to support the operation.
"We have someone coming from Wales and groups in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and South East England who will be joining us. In total we think there will be about 100 vehicles, which I think is the biggest operation undertaken by 4x4 Response," said Mr Marr.
Anyone who can provide a towing eye can leave them, along with their contact details, to be collected by the group at The Bargeman's Rest public house in Newport.