Sea search after clothes found on beach

First published in Local News

A MASSIVE air and sea search was sparked when a pile of clothes was found on a Canvey beach.

Southend RNLI led the search after receiving a call from a concerned member of the public at 5.20pm on Sunday.

The lifeboat was launched from Southend Pier boathouse and went to the scene at Concorde Beach.

The hovercraft was also sent to help search the mudflats and shallows at Chapman Sands, east of Canvey.

The search and rescue helicopter, based at Wattisham, was diverted from exercise and joined in the search using its infer- red camera.

With the area thoroughly searched from Holehaven Creek east to Southend Pier, the operation was stood down after an hour and fifteen minute s of searching with nothing found.

It is believed someone left the clothes but had not entered the water.

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10:36am Mon 14 Jan 13

Max Impact says...

If they find the person (alive) and they "forgot" to collect their clothing than fine them the entire cost of the search.
If they find the person (alive) and they "forgot" to collect their clothing than fine them the entire cost of the search. Max Impact
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11:37am Mon 14 Jan 13

Eric Whim says...

infer- red camera


infra-red
[quote] infer- red camera[/quote] infra-red Eric Whim
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11:50am Mon 14 Jan 13

Eric Whim says...

get Canvey's top cop onto it.....
get Canvey's top cop onto it..... Eric Whim
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1:13pm Mon 14 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

Eric Whim wrote:
get Canvey's top cop onto it.....
Who is that?
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: get Canvey's top cop onto it.....[/p][/quote]Who is that? John T Pharro
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3:11pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Nebs says...

Max Impact wrote:
If they find the person (alive) and they "forgot" to collect their clothing than fine them the entire cost of the search.
Would have been cheaper to give him the help that he needed in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]Max Impact[/bold] wrote: If they find the person (alive) and they "forgot" to collect their clothing than fine them the entire cost of the search.[/p][/quote]Would have been cheaper to give him the help that he needed in the first place. Nebs
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3:15pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Max Impact says...

Nebs wrote:
Max Impact wrote:
If they find the person (alive) and they "forgot" to collect their clothing than fine them the entire cost of the search.
Would have been cheaper to give him the help that he needed in the first place.
What if they are of sound mind and just done it for a joke, what if they are not in need of "help"
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Impact[/bold] wrote: If they find the person (alive) and they "forgot" to collect their clothing than fine them the entire cost of the search.[/p][/quote]Would have been cheaper to give him the help that he needed in the first place.[/p][/quote]What if they are of sound mind and just done it for a joke, what if they are not in need of "help" Max Impact
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4:53pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Eric Whim says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Eric Whim wrote:
get Canvey's top cop onto it.....
Who is that?
according to another story on this site - the one about 'Road is not your racetrack' it's Chief Inspector Ian Cummins.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: get Canvey's top cop onto it.....[/p][/quote]Who is that?[/p][/quote]according to another story on this site - the one about 'Road is not your racetrack' it's Chief Inspector Ian Cummins. Eric Whim
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6:03pm Mon 14 Jan 13

soul man says...

are they re-making the life and times of reggie perrin, or the john stonehouse story
are they re-making the life and times of reggie perrin, or the john stonehouse story soul man
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6:08pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Diannah says...

Meanwhile - local Kent newspaper headline. 'Naked Man appears out of sea'.
Meanwhile - local Kent newspaper headline. 'Naked Man appears out of sea'. Diannah
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