Hornsea Coastguard Rescue Team along with Withernsea Coastguard Rescue Team have been involved in a search for a man on the east coast after police raised concerns for his safety.
Hornsea Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) received the call at 09.58 on 25th September 2013 from Humber Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) to assist the police in the search for the missing male. The Hornsea and Withernsea CRT’s quickly attended the scene and began a cliff top and beach search from Mappleton to Cowden and Cowden to Aldbrough areas.
The search was made difficult due to thick fog running along the coastline.
Hornsea Inshore Rescue was requested to be launched and a close shore line search was conducted from the water.
The male who had been in the water was found and was suffering from the cold. He was handed over to paramedics at Cowden to receive medical attention.
This incident involved Humber MRCC, Hornsea Coastguard Rescue Team, Withernsea Coastguard Rescue Team, Humberside Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
Chris Cook from Hornsea Coastguard Rescue Team, said:
“Coastguard Rescue Teams are specially trained in search methods especially on cliff tops and beaches as they can be very dangerous environments. Despite the fog on this occasion the male was found and was left in the safe hands of the Ambulance service. We would always ask that if you have concerns for anyone on the coastline or think someone may be in trouble to contact the coastguard.
“If you get into trouble, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”
On call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the men and women who make up the Coastguard Rescue Service are trained and equipped to respond to a wide-range of emergencies at a moment’s notice. Their skills include navigation and map reading, technical mud rescue, water rescue, rope rescue, cliff rescue, assisting helicopter operations and incident prevention.