Huge search for person in water at Felixstowe believed to be a false alarm
PUBLISHED: 10:47 22 October 2020 | UPDATED: 10:47 22 October 2020
FELIXSTOWE COASTGUARD RESCUE TEAM
A search was launched in the early hours of this morning involving the coastguard and helicopters after reports a person was seen in the water at Felixstowe.
The coastguard was made aware of a report of a person possibly entering the water at Felixstowe at 12.45am this morning.
Felixstowe and Holbrook coastguard rescue teams were called to the scene and two Harwich RNLI lifeboats were launched.
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The coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd, Suffolk police and the East of England Ambulance Service were all sent out.
A spokesman for the coastguard said: “A thorough search was carried out with no one found in the water.
“We’ve classed it as a false alarm, we would always rather be called if anyone thinks they see someone in trouble at sea or along the coast than not.”
A resident who witnessed the ongoing search at around 2.30am said they saw five police cars, police dogs, helicopters and the coastguard.
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