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Missing boys report a 'hoax'

A search for two missing boys off Ryde on the Isle of Wight has been stood down. Coastguards say it could have been a 'hoax or a false report'.

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Coastguard search for missing young boys

Coastguard helicopter searching for two missing boys Credit: Carl Whittle

A coastguard is currently searching waters off Ryde for two boys who have gone missing.

The boys are 6 and 8-years-old and were last seen by Appley Tower on the Isle of Wight.

Emergency services at Ryde seafront Credit: Carl Whittles

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