‘Body in sea’ sparks early morning lifeboat and coastguards response
- Credit: Archant
A lifeboat crew and coastguard rescue officers were called out following the possible sighting of a body in the sea.
On the first call out of the year for the RNLI Lowestoft lifeboat voluntary crew of Patsy Knight, they carried out more than two hours of searches along the sea and shoreline early on Friday morning (January 10).
A lifeboat spokesman said: "The first callout of the year at 2.04am was to a report of a body in the sea in the vicinity of Pakefield Street.
"Lowestoft Lifeboat and HM Coastguard crews searched the shoreline at Pakefield and the South Beach - but after two hours of searching nothing was found and they were stood down soon after 4am."
With HM Coastguard rescue officers from Lowestoft and Southwold involved in the searches, lifeboat coxswain John Fox said: "The original sighting was from a credible source as was seen opposite to the car park in Pakefield Street.
You may also want to watch:
"Visibility was initially poor, as it was raining, but when the weather improved the moon lit up the search area."
The lifeboat and coastguard teams searched the shoreline at Pakefield and then, taking the tide into account, widened their search to the South Beach as far as South Pier.
- 1 Widow fighting for wedding refund
- 2 Owner of new pet shop says he will put animal welfare before sales
- 3 Police break up house party with 28 people crammed into flat
- 4 Norwich shop worker beaten with hammer in row over phone refund
- 5 Long tailbacks on A47 due to roadworks and lane closure
- 6 Mother still 'grieving' for son who suffered life-changing brain injuries in crash
- 7 Tributes to high street mechanic known as a 'local legend'
- 8 Teen in serious condition after bank holiday crash
- 9 Driver stopped by police - 20 minutes after being given court ban
- 10 Hollywood actors use Norwich hair salon
But after two hours of searching, nothing was found and everyone was stood down just after 4am.