Sunderland coastguard assist police in search for missing person in Seaham

Sunderland and Seaham Coastguard Rescue teams were called to help Durham Constabulary in a search for a missing person.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 8:17 pm
Updated Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 8:22 pm
Sunderland coastguard conducted a close inshore search between Seaham Hall and Nose's Point.

Sunderland RNLI were called at 2.25pm this afternoon, May 23 to help police search for a missing person in Seaham.

Two inshore lifeboats conducted a close search between Seaham Hall and Nose's Point as officers from Sunderland, Seaham and Hartlepool Coastguard were called to assist the multi-agency search.

Teams stood down after 30 minutes when the missing person was found safe ashore.

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An RNLI spokesperson said: “Our volunteers were paged for the second time today to launch both of our inshore lifeboats. The crew were tasked to assist in a multi-agency search for a missing person in the Seaham area. Our lifeboats conducted a close inshore search between Seaham Hall and Nose's Point.

"Officers from Sunderland, Seaham and Hartlepool Coastguard were also in attendance along with Durham Constabulary. Thankfully after around 30 minutes our volunteers were stood down when the missing person was found safe ashore.”

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