Wells Lifeboat called out in a major search for missing walker

Lifeboats News Release

Wells inshore lifeboat was launched to help search for a 75 year old man who went missing yesterday evening (Saturday 16 June) whilst walking on the marshes.

The lifeboat joined in the search at 6.00am this morning, Sunday 17 June. The man, who has not been named, was out walking with members of his family. The lifeboat crew were asked to search the creeks and inlets between Brancaster and Titchwell Marshes but found nothing.

The man was last seen at about 5:10pm on Saturday on Brancaster beach, North Norfolk, and was heading towards Titchwell Marshes.

Police and HM Coastguard, including a search and rescue helicopter, have been involved in trying to locate him but drew a blank.

The search began last night and, after being suspended at about 2:00am, resumed this morning involving police, HM Coastguard and the lifeboat from Wells. The lifeboat launched at 6:22am and arrived on the scene thirty-five minutes later to carry out an extensive search on the flooding tide between Brancaster and Thornham in conjunction with the local coastguard.

After the search had been completed the lifeboat stood down and returned to base at 9:40am.

It’s understood the man has now been found and has survived a night out on the marshes.

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