A HELICOPTER and two Coastguard rescue teams searched through Storm Brendan for an unlocated person at Blackgang last night.

Police are expected to issue a statement this morning about the result of the search.

Needles and Ventnor Coastguard rescue teams were tasked by Solent Coastguard's Operations Centre to assist the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary with the incident in the Blackgang and Niton area.

A full search was completed from Atherfield to Niton in very poor weather conditions alongside Rescue Helicopter 175, from 10.45pm.

More to follow.

UPDATE 9.30am: A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Police said: "We were called to a report of a concern for welfare last night at Blackgang Chine and, with the assistance of the Coastguard and NPAS helicopter, attended to carry out a search of the area."

There is no update on whether the person was found.

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