‘Shouts for help’ trigger late night coastguard search in poor weather in Corton, near Lowestoft

Coastguard teams were called out. Picture: Supplied

Coastguard teams were called out. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

Five coastguard teams spent two hours searching around Corton after a dog walker reported hearing shouts for help from the cliffs.

Crews from Lowestoft, Southwold, Great Yarmouth, Happisburgh and Mundesley were called out at 1.50am, during poor weather.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: 'A guy was walking a dog. He thought he heard shouts for help. He went back and called us, and as a result those teams went out and undertook a search.'

However, he said no-one was found, and the crews were stood down at 4am.

He added: 'The general consensus is that the area has been pretty well searched, so everyone is satisfied that there was nothing to be found, and no-one to be rescued.'


You may also want to watch:


He said that police were also involved in the operation.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter