Parents urged to 'confirm missing boys are safe'

A Coastguard spokeswoman said they were hoping to get in contact with the parents of the two boys.

She said: "We would like to hear from the parents to confirm that the children are, in fact, safe."

It is understood that the boys were reported missing at midday but the parents had not been in contact with the emergency services since about 1pm.

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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."