A HALF submerged kayak 30 metres off Sandown Beach sparked an emergency response by rescue teams.

Fearing that there may be a person in trouble, Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team and Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifebooat were lauched to search the area.

A spokesperson for Solent Coastguard said no evidence was found of a person in trouble and it was established that the kayak had washed off the beach from where it was being stored.

Emergency teams were called out just after 2pm and returned to station just after 3pm.