Body reported in the sea off Seahouses Harbour
At 6.20pm on Friday 8 April 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat to investigate the report from a member of the public, of a body floating in the sea off Seahouses Harbour.
The object was quickly located towards the Shoreston Buoy, and it was established that it was in fact a small tree with some cloth snagged on it. The object was brought ashore by the lifeboat, to prevent any further reports.
The incident was a false alarm with good intent, and the inshore lifeboat was soon washed down, refuelled and ready for service again by 6.50pm that night.
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