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Rosie Johnson: Search for missing 22-year-old on Isle of Wight

Rosie Johnson: Search for missing 22-year-old on Isle of Wight

Image copyright Hampshire Constabulary Image caption Rosie Johnson, from Glasgow, works at the PGL activity centre on the Isle of Wight A major search is under way for a 22-year-old woman who is missing from an adventure holiday centre on the Isle of Wight. Rosie Johnson, from Glasgow, was last seen on Sunday evening at

Rosie Johnson

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Hampshire Constabulary

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Rosie Johnson, from Glasgow, works at the PGL activity centre on the Isle of Wight

A major search is under way for a 22-year-old woman who is missing from an adventure holiday centre on the Isle of Wight.

Rosie Johnson, from Glasgow, was last seen on Sunday evening at PGL Little Canada, Wootton, where she works.

She is described as slim, with mousey brown hair and was last seen wearing a dark blue puffer jacket and trousers.

Police officers, coastguard teams and search and rescue (SAR) teams are conducting searches in the area.

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Hampshire Constabulary

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Ms Johnson was last seen wearing a dark blue puffer jacket and trousers (as pictured)

Insp Andy MacDonald, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: “We have serious concerns for Rosie’s welfare.

“Information suggests she is still on the island so this is where we are focusing our search.”

He added residents would notice “a lot of activity” in the area on Wednesday.

“It’s not the easiest of areas to search – we have a number of water features, there’s wooded areas, there’s also open areas – so in terms of geography it’s quite challenging,” he said.

People living nearby have been asked to check sheds, boats and outbuildings for Ms Johnson, who, according to her social media profiles, graduated from the University of Glasgow last year.

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Police officers are carrying out house-to-house inquiries

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Coastguard teams have been scanning the banks of Wootton Creek

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In total, about 40 police officers and members of search and rescue teams are looking for Ms Johnson

A spokeswoman from PGL Travel said: “A member of staff working at our Little Canada site on the Isle of Wight did not report for work as planned on Monday morning.

“We were unable to establish their location and as a precaution informed the police who are now co-ordinating a search. We are providing any support we can to help with this.”

PGL Little Canada is a holiday camp for primary school children on the north of the island.

It consists of woodland log cabins and is close to the banks of Wootton Creek, a tidal estuary that flows into the Solent.

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PGL Little Canada is set in 48 acres of woodland on the banks of Wootton Creek

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The centre has private access to the water

Coastguard teams said searches had been conducted from King’s Quay, between East Cowes and Wootton Creek, to Ryde Pier, near the ferry port, and inland along Wootton Creek.

Anyone who has seen Ms Johnson, or who may have information, is urged to contact police “as a matter of urgency”.

From the scene

Matt Graveling, BBC South Today reporter

Activities are continuing as normal at PGL Little Canada and children can be heard laughing – unaware of the large-scale search being carried out in the area.

About 40 police officers and rescue team members are concentrating their searches on Wootton Creek today, including along its banks.

House-to-house inquiries are also being conducted.

Hampshire Constabulary said Rosie’s parents were being kept up to date with the search.



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