Aardverschuiving Yaverland Engeland
A landslide at Yaverland has prompted a search and rescue operation involving Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat, HM Coastguard and the Coastguard Rescue helicopter this morning (Sunday). Local fishing boats off the coast of Sandown Bay witnessed a large section of cliff fall away between Yaverland and Culver, resulting in fears that at least 3 people had become trapped further along the coast. Coastguard Rescue 104 helicopter from Lee-on-Solent has conducted a sweep of the area alongside Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat (SSILB), however the group feared trapped are understood to have now made their own way back to safety. Bembridge and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Teams are conducting a final search of the beach, which is being closed off over fears for safety. A cordon has been set up close to the fall at Red Cliff. Martin Groom, Station Officer for Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team is warning Islanders to stay away from the area, with a rising tide and uncertainty of the stability of the cliff at this moment in time. The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter and SSILB have been stood down from the incident. Coastguard Rescue Officers have erected a cordon and are monitoring the fall, which is estimated at up to 1000 tonnes.