A lifeboat from Bembridge has been called to assist police, and other rescue teams, following an incident in Southsea.

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HM Coastguard has told the County Press an RNLI crew, from the Island, was sent to the scene at around 1.30pm.

An incident unfolded in the Southsea Pier area, coastguard said.

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Portsmouth and Hayling, along with a lifeboat from Portsmouth, have also been called.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary is also in attendance.

The County Press has contacted the force for a comment.


Police have confirmed they were called to a concern for welfare report shortly after 1.15pm today.

Officers attended the scene and a search of the area was conducted.

A man has now been located.

Rescue teams have stood down.