Rescue teams called out in early hours to search for missing person on Northumberland coast

A missing person was found “safe and well” after they were reported missing on the Northumberland coast during the early hours of the morning.

By Fiona Thompson
Sunday, 26th July 2020, 9:13 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th July 2020, 9:13 pm

Amble Coastguard Rescue Team, along with their colleagues from Newbiggin and Blyth, were called out at 3am on Saturday, July 25, following concerns for a person who had been reported missing to Northumbria Police.

They were joined by the Amble and Newbiggin RNLI Lifeboat volunteers, who launched their boats to make search from the sea.

The report detailed the person was thought to be in the Creswell area, close to the caravan site, while the section of coast at Druridge Bay was also checked as the teams worked alongside police officers to bring the incident to a close by 6am.

The area of coast at Creswell and Druridge Bay was searched following reports of a missing person, who was found safe and well by emergency teams. Image copyright Google Maps.

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A spokesperson for the Amble Coastguard said: “The teams were called to assist Northumbria Police following concerns for a person who had gone missing from Creswell caravan site.

"Both lifeboats were tasked by Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre Humber to carry out a shoreline search of Druridge Bay whilst Coastguard Rescue ground teams and Northumbria Police carried out a search along the coastal area.

"The casualty was found safe and well by Coastguard Rescue ground team at 6am.

"Remember if you see anyone in difficulties at sea or on the beach dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

The Newbiggin team’s duty coastal officer was also called in to support colleagues during the incident.

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