THE Cliff Lift at Shanklin is out of service today (Sunday).

At around 6.30pm, a single fire engine from Shanklin and a fire engine from Sandown were called to the scene to help release two people stuck in the lift. 

Firefighters successfully freed the occupants and the lift was returned from the bottom to the top of the cliff.

A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Council said: "Following a loss of power at Shanklin Lift yesterday, the lift remains out of service today.

"We will issue an update when more is known."