Police statement after boys missing

Police called by Solent Coastguard at 1.21pm today (Monday) to a report of two missing boys on the seafront at Ryde.

They were last seen near Appley Tower and Police assisting coastguard with searches.

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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'.