Sea Search Called Off

29 August 2018, 14:35 | Updated: 29 August 2018, 16:21

Wightlink

The search for a passenger, who reportedly jumped from a ferry near Portsmouth Harbour, has been called off after no one was found.

The search for a passenger - who reportedly jumped from a ferry near Portsmouth Harbour's been called off after no one was found.

The mayday call was made from Wightlink's St Cecilia just before 11 o'clock.

A spokesman for HM Coastguard said: "An extensive search has been carried out of the area around Portsmouth Harbour following reports of a man overboard from a ferry.

"Despite a thorough and comprehensive search by two RNLI lifeboats from Portsmouth, HM Coastguard’s search and rescue helicopter from Lee-on-Solent, Hillhead and Portsmouth Coastguard Rescue Teams and other vessels in the area, nothing has been found.

 
"The search has now been suspended, pending further information. It is now a missing person enquiry and will be handed over to the police.