Thursday, 21 July 2016

Search for missing male

The volunteer Coastguard team were tasked just before 6pm this evening to search for a missing 81 year old in the town.

Having been with his family there were concerns for the male so the family called the Police and Coastguard to assist.

The RNLI lifeguards and inshore lifeboat also were involved searching the shore line.

Coastguard Rescue Officers deployed quickly and carried out a 'hasty' search of the search front and the gentleman's holiday address.
A hasty search is a rapid search plan covering roads and open spaces quickly before a more defined and detailed search is carried out.

After a few minutes Dorset Police confirmed the male was safe and had managed to get home.

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