A woman and her dog have been pulled from the water after becoming cut off by the rising tide in thick fog at Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Solent Coastguard took a 999 call just before 8am this morning from the woman's husband reporting that his wife was cut off, very distressed and on Appley Beach.
Solent Coastguard immediately telephoned the woman who was stuck in the water with her dog. The water was already up to her waist, and, due to thick fog, she was disoriented.
The Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team, trained in water rescue, and two boats from Ryde Inshore Rescue were sent to the scene.
Due to the foggy conditions, it wasn’t clear exactly where the woman was. Rescuers had to shout to her to track her down, but she was eventually located. Both her and the dog were then recovered to the lifeboat before being passed into the care of paramedics.
The South woke up to thick fog again this morning - causing delays on the roads, on ferries and at our airports.
But despite the warning of visibility of just 80 metres - drivers were seen speeding and tailgating. Some didn't even bother to put their lights on.
Road Traffic Police were out on some of our busiest routes - and say many drivers were lucky not to crash - or cause a mass pile-up. Andrew Pate spoke to Sgt Rob Heard, the Road Traffic sergeant for Hampshire Police.
Delays possible on P and O Ferries between Dover and Calais due to fog. Delays and cancellations are possible this morning.
Disruption to flights to/from Southampton Airport due to fog. Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline. There are delays and cancellations.
Disruption on Hovertravel between Ryde and Southsea due to fog. A shuttle service is currently in operation, but this will not run to a normal timetable. Source:Ferry Company.