MEMBERS of Ryde Rescue independent lifeboat were scrambled after reports of an upturned dinghy west of Ryde Pier this afternoon (Tuesday).

The crew were paged at 12.35pm with fears that people could be in the water.

Ryde Rescue Two was launched but when the crew arrived on the scene, after a short search the item was found turned out to be a 2m round hot tub cover.