Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Family airlifted from Blackgang Chine on Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine
Image caption Three of the children rescued were under the age of four

A family of 12 had to be winched to safety after getting stuck on a beach on the Isle of Wight.

The group raised the alarm on Sunday evening after becoming stranded at the bottom of Blackgang Chine, near the island's southernmost tip.

The four adults and eight children had climbed down to the beach but were unable to get back up.

Three of the children were under the age of four. All were rescued by the Coastguard helicopter.

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