A SEARCH of the western Solent was made by Cowes RNLI lifeboat after a paddleboard was discovered in the sea this morning (Saturday).

At 6.20am, a fishing boat reported finding the paddleboard in the water at Thorness Bay.

Isle of Wight County Press: The paddleboard found at Thorness Bay.The paddleboard found at Thorness Bay.

The Cowes crew carried out a search of the area and nothing else was found.

The board (pictured) is white on top and blue underneath.

If you have any information about the board or its owner, please contact Solent Coastguard on 023 9255 2100 and quote incident 007597.

UPDATED 2.20pm: The paddleboard's owner has since contacted the coastguard to say there was nobody in distress.