Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Coastguard in large search

The team were called to assist Dorset Police just before 6pm.

There were concerns for a male last seen by the bus stop near to the chain ferry who had suddenly disappeared.

With concern the male had got lost on the heath , the Coastguard along with Police searched the heath, beach and ferry road.

Due to the freezing fog , neither the police or coastguard helicopters were able to assist so the St Albans Coastguard team and Dorsar members were tasked to assist.

Dorset and Wilts Fire assisted by sending an appliance with a thermal camera which was used along the Ferry Road.

Thankfully after a press release was issued by Dorset Police , a member of the public contacted the Police to confirm they had collected the male and he was safe.

All search units were released and a special thanks to the Staff in the toll boxes for supplying hot water for the search teams.

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