COASTGUARD and police were called to reports of a missing girl in Sandown this afternoon (Sunday).

At 1.37pm, Bembridge and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Teams were called to assist police with a search for a missing three year-old near to Sandown Pier.

Before other rescue teams tasked had arrived ­— including Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 175 ­— the child was found by an eagle-eyed member of the public.