Helicopter and lifeboat search following discovery of two-man canoe on Holkham beach called off
- Credit: Archant Norfolk
The search for people after a two-man canoe was found on Holkham beach earlier today was called off after all search patterns were completed with nothing found.
Wells Lifeboat spokesman, Peter Rainsford, said 'It must be presumed, and we hope, that the mystery of the empty canoe found on Holkham beach has a simple explanation and that the canoeists have made their own way ashore safely.'
Earlier today both Wells lifeboats were launched and a helicopter was scrambled to join the search after a member of the public found the canoe on the beach at Holkham.
Humber Coastguard requested a launch of the Wells inshore lifeboat at 1.50pm to search for people in the water along the shoreline between Wells and Holkham.
At 4.30pm both Wells lifeboats were stood down and returned to the boathouse.
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