Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Teenagers rescued from River Medina wreck

Teenagers rescued by lifeboat Image copyright RNLI
Image caption The lifeboat took the boys to Folly pontoon on the east bank of the river

Two teenagers have been rescued from a river on the Isle of Wight after being cut off by the tide.

The 16-year-old boys had put planks across the mud in the River Medina to reach a wreck off the west bank, near Cowes, but became stranded.

A passer-by raised the alarm shortly before 20:00 BST on Saturday.

The lifeboat took the boys to Folly pontoon on the east bank of the river where they were met by coastguards who took them home.

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