December 10 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
A search has been called 12 miles off the coast of Kessingland, near Lowestoft, after a fishing vessel reported hearing shouts from the water.
Repeated shouts heard by a fishing vessel miles from the coast, triggered a full scale search yesterday afternoon.
Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat Spirit of Lowestoft was called out at 4.09pm after Humber Coastguard received a call from a fishing vessel 12 miles off Kessingland reporting hearing someone shouting.
The lifeboat was joined by a search and rescue helicopter from Wattisham airfield and a survey boat that was in the area.
Deputy Coxswain Ian Firman said: “As well as the initial reports of a voice heard shouting a number of times, the survey vessel also thought they had seen something in the water.
“But although we conducted a co-ordinated search with the help of the helicopter and the other vessels - we didn’t find anything to explain the sound.
“We spent over two hours looking for any signs of anyone in trouble or of debris – but nothing was found and the search was called off at 7.15pm and the lifeboat returned to port’.