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Search for boys stood down

The coastguard have stopped their search for two boys aged eight and six who were reported to have gone missing from a beach on the Isle of Wight. Officials have said: "We now don't think there are two kids in danger."

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Boys missing on Isle of Wight last seen at 12pm

The Coastguard are searching for two unnamed boys who are missing on the Isle of Wight.

They were last seen near to Appley Town on Ryde beach at about 12pm and they were reported missing by their parents a short while later.

We have a Coastguard rescue team, helicopter and lifeboat involved in the search. If anyone sees them, please call and notify the police.

– Marine and Coastguard Agency spokesperson

Police are also searching for the pair.

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