Life boats launched near South Pier

Two life boats were launched after a man was reported entering the sea near South Pier, says the coastguard.

Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 9:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 3:18 pm
Two life boats were launched after a man was reported entering the sea near South Pier, says the coastguard.

The RNLI life boats and coastguard rescue teams, together with the police helicopter, were tasked with a search at around 12.40am on June 21.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: "We received reports from the police about concerns for a man who was seen going into the water.

"We conducted a thorough search of the area but nobody was found.

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"Police believe the man may have gone inland and and are continuing their search there."

The search was concluded at around 2am this morning.