WATCH: Witnesses speak of '˜commotion' in search for man who '˜jumped' from Wightlink ferry
WITNESSES to the ongoing search in Portsmouth Harbour for a man who '˜jumped overboard' from a Wightlink ferry have spoken of the '˜commotion'.
Vincent Winstanley was walking along the beach when he noticed a helicopter in the skies.
The 68-year-old from Southsea said: '˜I saw the helicopter and then all these boats and the strangest thing of all was the ferry that had just stopped in the middle of the Solent.
'˜There was lots of commotion and boats all clearly looking for something.'
Two RNLI lifeboats from Portsmouth, the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lee-on-the-Solent, and both Hillhead andÂ Portsmouth coastguard rescue teams are all involved in the search for a man who Wightlink said was seen to jump from aÂ ferry.Â
Vincent added: '˜There were coastguards on the beach with binoculars and I saw the police boats launch as well.
'˜A lot of people were curious as to what was happening and concerned.'
ICYMI:Â Leamington House resident fears replacement home is '˜unsuitable' A spokesperson from Wightlink Ferry said: '˜On the 10:30am St Cecilia car ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne a passenger was seen to jump overboard, just outside Portsmouth Harbour.
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