Island cliff plunge - police statement

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a report of a vehicle going over a cliff at Culver on the Isle of Wight.

Officers were called at 2.52am this morning by a member of the public who was concerned for the welfare of a man who had left his home in Newport.

It’s believed he left driving a van. Police received information a short time later that a vehicle had gone over a cliff at Culver.

Due to the incoming tide and current weather conditions, it is not currently possible to retrieve the vehicle.

A vessel from Hampshire’s Marine Unit is en route to assess the state of the vehicle, confirm its identity, and whether anyone is in the vehicle.

A 20-year-old man from Newport on the Isle of Wight remains missing at this time. Officers are in contact with the man’s family.


Island car plunges off cliff

Emergency teams are investigating whether anybody was inside a car which plunged off cliffs on the Isle of Wight.