Coastguard called to assist police in locating missing person in Seaham

Volunteers from the Sunderland Coastguard were called out to help police in their search for a missing person in Seaham.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 10:44 am
Rescues teams were called to report of a missing person in Seaham last night.
Rescues teams were called to report of a missing person in Seaham last night.

Rescue teams were called just after 11pm last night, Tuesday, June 16 to reports of a missing person in the Seaham area.

Sunderland Coastguard assisted Durham Constabulary to help locate the person.

Working alongside Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team and Sunderland RNLI, the Sunderland team carried out a search between Ryhope Dene and Noses Point before the casualty was located safe and well outside the search area by police officers.

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Volunteers from both the coastguard and Sunderland RNLI located the man and he was recovered onto a lifeboat before being taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Rescue teams urge anyone in a coastal emergency to call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

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