Northumberland coastguard team in late night search after clothes found on beach

Cross-border coastguard teams were called out on a late night search after clothing and personal belongings were found on a beach.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 4:08 pm

Berwick Coastguard was tasked just after 11pm on Tuesday, March 30 after the items were found at Coldingham beach.

Alongside colleagues from Eyemouth Coastguard, a search of the beach and surrounding footpaths was commenced while Police Scotland carried out investigations into the items that were found.

After around an hour of searching, and with nothing else to suggest anyone was in danger, teams were stood down from the search and returned to station.

Coldingham beach.

Berwick Coastguard, posting on Facebook, said: “In this particular situation, you may worry that it is a waste of time to alert the Coastguard.

"However, we would much rather be called out to investigate and find nothing than never be called when someone is in need of help. We will never criticise anyone for doing the right thing.”

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