A search for a missing person was ended quickly this afternoon ... when the person was located having a drink nearby. 

Community support officers at Shoebury Common were assisted by the coastguard and the police marine unit after reports of a missing person. 

Teams were searching both on the seafront and in Shoebury Common North.

But they were quickly stood down when the person was located enjoying a drink in Harvester, on Ness Road. 

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The community support team praised "great partnership work" between the three organisations. 

A spokesman said: "CSO's at Shoebury Common assisted the coastguard and police marine unit in finding a missing person who was located .... in the Harvester having a drink!!."