Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Missing Rosie Johnson: Body found on Isle of Wight

Rosie Johnson Image copyright Hampshire Constabulary
Image caption Rosie Johnson was last seen at the PGL Little Canada activity centre

A body has been found in the search for a woman who has been missing on the Isle of Wight since Sunday.

Rosie Johnson, 22, from Aberdeenshire, was last seen at the PGL Little Canada activity centre in Wootton where she worked.

Hampshire Constabulary said formal identification had not taken place but Miss Johnson's family had been told.

Officers said the death was not being treated as suspicious at this time.

Earlier police said they returned to the New Road area of Wootton, near Wootton Creek, to search the area again.

Officers were carrying out "targeted doorknocks" on properties with boathouses and outhouses.

Shortly before 17:00 BST, the force announced officers had discovered the body of a woman in Wootton.

A spokesman said a file was being prepared for the coroner.

Ms Johnson, who is the niece of Edinburgh South MSP Daniel Johnson, failed to turn up for work on Monday and was reported missing by her employer.

A large air and land search was launched on Tuesday involving police and volunteers from Isle of Wight Search and Rescue, Hampshire Search and Rescue (SAR) and the coastguard.

They searched in and around Wootton Creek, near the adventure centre, with assistance from mud rescue teams from Ventnor SAR.

Following the discovery of a body, Mr Johnson published a post on Twitter saying the news was "deeply upsetting".

Image copyright Twitter
Image caption Ms Johnson's uncle, MSP Daniel Johnson, said the discovery of a body was "deeply upsetting"

Ms Johnson was a pupil at Banchory Academy in Aberdeenshire and, according to her social media profiles, graduated from the University of Glasgow last year.

It is understood she worked as a field studies instructor at PGL Little Canada; an activity centre for primary school children on the banks of Wootton Creek.

Image caption Officers had been carrying out house-to-house inquiries

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