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Emergency services stood down after Oulton Broad search and rescue mission

PUBLISHED: 11:18 14 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:26 14 August 2019

Emergency services have been called to Oulton Broad for a search and rescue. PHOTO: Matt Nixon

Emergency services have been called to Oulton Broad for a search and rescue. PHOTO: Matt Nixon

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Emergency services have been stood down in a search and rescue mission after earlier reports of a body in the water at Oulton Broad.

Emergency services have been called to Oulton Broad for a search and rescue. PHOTO: Matt NixonEmergency services have been called to Oulton Broad for a search and rescue. PHOTO: Matt Nixon

Firefighters, police and ambulance crews have stood down after they were called to Bridge Road, south of the bridge, at 10.30am today, August 14.

A spokesperson from the Coastguard confirmed all services have been stood down following reports an object was in the water.

Flood boats were used in the search, while a spokesperson from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service initially said a person was reported to be trapped in mud, however, the coastguard confirmed no person is stuck in mud, but they are looking for a person in the water.

Search helicopters have since left the scene shortly before 1pm.

Emergency services have been called to Oulton Broad for a search and rescue. PHOTO: Matt NixonEmergency services have been called to Oulton Broad for a search and rescue. PHOTO: Matt Nixon

Five fire crews were called to the scene, including three crews from Lowestoft South and one from Lowestoft North.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance were called out, while the yacht station was offering operational support to emergency services for the search and rescue.


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