West Wight walk leads to rescue

By Ross Findon

Monday, October 8, 2012


TWO Girls had to be rescued after getting into difficulty on a walk near Isle of Wight cliffs yesterday (Sunday).

The girls, believed to be teenagers, were walking from Yarmouth to Cranmore, when they became lost near Bouldnor as light started to fade at about 7pm.

One of the girls contacted her grandfather who contacted the Coastguard and a rescue team was sent to locate them.

The four man team walked along the beach, while Yarmouth RNLI was also launched.

The girls, one from Sandown and one from Cranmore, were located and the lifeboat collected them and the Coastguard team.

Ray Morey, of Needles Coastguard, said the girls had done the right thing by calling for help.

"They realised that conditions were going to get worse and they phoned for help.

"We would advise anyone going for a walk in the area to take care. Conditions can be dangerous, especially when it has been raining.

"People should make sure they know the exit points," he said.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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