Lifeboat volunteers search River Humber for missing man in horrendous weather conditons

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Volunteer crews from a local lifeboat station have tonight been involved in a search for a person who is alleged to have fallen into the River Humber.

Alerted at just after 7pm on Sunday, Humber Rescue responded with a rescue boat and on the request of the Coastguard, a land based crew also.

The rescue boat was launched in what could only be described as horrendous conditions to commence searching, accompanied by an RAF Search & Rescue helicopter.

Meanwhile a land based search team from Humber Rescue commenced a search under the management of and assisted by HM Coastguard Hull, Humberside Police & Humberside Fire & Rescue Service. After searching for a significant time, all of the teams were stood down and they returned to the Hessle based boathouse at approx. 2100hrs.

Dave Roberts, Chairman, Trustee and Rescue Boat Coxswain for tonight’s operation said; “I would like to thank my teams, we were faced with terrible conditions and they worked extremely well. It is rare to respond in such hazardous conditions, our boat was buffeted about by the waves hitting the river wall and bouncing at us - by the time that wave got back to us, we were on top of the next one coming in.”

The Humber Rescue land based crew carried out searches in the St. Andrews Quay and Livingstone Road areas.

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