Bridlington RNLI involved in multi-agency search for reported missing people
Humber Coastguard instigated a full scale search yesterday (Tuesday 12 April) after a report of missing people on Bridlington’s North Beach.
The Coastguard had been alerted at 4.20pm after a woman in wet clothing came off the beach and reported to members of the public that two adults and three children were in difficulties and could not be seen in the mist.
Bridlington’s two lifeboat’s Marine Engineer and the inshore boat Windsor Spirit were joined in the search by Police, Coastguards and a Coastguard helicopter.
An extensive search was carried out on land and sea in what was very poor visibility until darkness fell and then all those involved were stood down.
The woman who reported the incident slipped away and was unable to be found.
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