Emergency services called to reports of a person in the water at Horstead Mill

Horstead Mill. Photo: Ramblers

Horstead Mill. Photo: Ramblers - Credit: Archant

An abandoned dog, canoe and wetsuit prompted fears someone may be in trouble in the water at a beauty spot in the Broads.

Emergency services raced to the scene at Horstead Mill, near Coltishall, after a member of the public raised the alarm around 8.20pm on Thursday.

Fire crews from Wroxham, Martham and Carrow, along with a rescue unit, joined Hemsby Lifeboat, Mundesley and Happisburgh Coastguard team, a Coastguard helicopter from Humberside, and police to search the area.

The ambulance service was also on scene.

However, they were stood down around 10pm after failing to find anything.

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A spokesperson for the Coastguard said: 'A member of the public has seen a few things that had concerned them, including a dog abandoned in area.'

But he added: 'The owner has since come forward.'

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Daniel Hurd, coxswain at Hemsby Lifeboat, said the owner of the canoe had also been found. He added: 'Everything pointed towards there being someone in the water but thankfully we've been stood down.'

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