Missing boys reports 'either a hoax or a false report'

The Coastguard has said that reports of two missing boys were "either a hoax or a false report."

It is an area we can search very well with clear visibility.

We are confident there is no child out there in difficulty.

Either it was a hoax or a false report. The parents left the scene after making the report. Did they find the children and then leave without telling anyone?

– Marine and Coastguard Agency spokesperson

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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."