VENTNOR Coastguard Rescue was tasked to Shanklin this afternoon after receiving a call to help two kayakers in difficulty.

HM Coastguard responded to a 999 call shortly before 1pm today (Friday), and headed to the location on the outskirts of Shanklin beach.

The team later observed and subsequently met with the kayakers at Yaverland, with both safe and well.

The incident was reported as a false alarm with good intentions and has now been closed.