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Missing person on the beach between Holkham and Wells Beach

Lifeboats News Release

Wells inshore lifeboat was paged by HM Coastguards at 10.33pm to conduct a shoreline search for a missing person who had not returned to his car at the beach road car park, whilst out walking with another person.

RNLI/Ray West

Missing Person launch 16 July 2022

The inshore lifeboat launched at 10.46pm outside the boathouse with three volunteer crew on board and commenced a shoreline search in conjunction with the local Coastguard team. Wells lifeboat also deployed with the Coastguard unit, a lifeboat crew member with its thermal imaging equipment retained on station.

The inshore lifeboat crew conducted a thorough search of the area between Wells and Holkham and was returning Eastward continuing the search for the missing person along the shoreline when, at 11.21pm, they were notified that the missing person had returned to the beach road car park.

The inshore lifeboat was stood down at 11.22pm after being informed the missing person was safe and well and returned to station.

The inshore lifeboat was ashore at 11.30 and was rehoused, sanitised, refuelled and ready again for service at 11.55pm

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For more information, please contact Jessica Curtis, Wells RNLI volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07860200790 or [email protected]

RNLI/ Ray West

Missing Person launch 16 July 2022

RNLI/Ray West

Missing person 16th July 2022

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