Press Notice No: 142_11
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Posted 16:24 GMT
SEARCH FOR CHILD MISSING FROM TENT
A large scale search for a 5-year-old-boy involving a helicopter, lifeboat and two Coastguard Rescue Teams was stood down this afternoon after the child was found safe and well in his tent.
North Yorkshire Police contacted Humber Coastguard at 12.17 this afternoon reporting that a 5-year-old-boy had gone missing from the Crows Nest Caravan Park between Scarborough and Filey. By this time the child had already been missing for 45 minutes. With the caravan sites proximity to the cliffs at the south east end of Cayton Bay, Humber Coastguard immediately sent resources to begin a search – tasking the Filey and Scarborough Coastguard Rescue Teams, the Filey RNLI Inshore Lifeboat and the Rescue 128 Helicopter from RAF Leconfield to the scene.
At 13.00 the boy was located safe and well, in a compartment in the tent where he had been hiding. The search was consequently stood down.
Humber Coastguard Watch Manager Graham Dawson said:
Following the report of the missing child we immediately sent teams to begin the search – fearing for the worst as the camping field was so close to the cliffs. Luckily the child (who had in fact been hiding) was found safe and well after an hour-and-a-half of searching by both the Coastguard and the Police.
Posted By: Rosie Tapping
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