Emergency search as floating hand is reported in Great Yarmouth Waterways

The Waterways and gardens on North Drive in Great Yarmouth.
June 2016.
Picture: James Bass

The Waterways and gardens on North Drive in Great Yarmouth. June 2016. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Police and firefighters conducted an emergency search of Great Yarmouth's Waterways, after responding to reports that a person's hand was seen in the water.

A member of the public alerted emergency services at around 3.35pm on Tuesday, after spotting what appeared to be a hand floating in the water in the park off North Drive in North Denes.

Police and two fire crews from Great Yarmouth attended the scene, with firefighters launching a dinghy into the water to further investigate the situation.

However, it was soon discovered that what was in the water was in fact a glove.

A police spokesman said: 'We believe this to have been a call that came from somebody with a genuine concern that a hand was in the water, and one that had to be made. It was made in good faith and the caller has been updated.'


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