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Missing man sparks major search operation on Holy Island; The coastguard ferried police officers over to Holy Island to search for a missing man on Saturday.

Byline: Tom Eden

A missing man sparked a major search operation as a helicopter and specialist teams scouredHoly Islandto find him.

The Holy Island coastguard team were dispatched on Saturday after a man was reported missing, using a helicopter to search the island.

Police officers were taken over to the island by boat and, alongside the coastguard, scoured the island to find the man.

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A spokesman for the coastguard said: "Holy Island Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked yesterday afternoon to work withNorthumbria Policeto search for a missing male on Holy Island.

"Humber Coastguard then dispatched Berwick RNLI all-weather lifeboat with coastguard officers from Berwick and police officers on-board to proceed to Holy Island to assist with the search.

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"A coastguard helicopter was also tasked and searched the whole of Holy Island.

"After a period of time the casualty was located safe and well."


Credit: Kevin Hargreaves

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Publication:The Chronicle (Newscastle upon Tyne, England)
Date:May 20, 2018
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