A massive land and sea search is being carried out for a ‘vulnerable’ missing person on Hayling Island this morning.
Coastguard teams, police, lifeboats and a rescue chopper were all drafted in early hours of Friday night.
Police say they are currently looking for a high risk missing person and they are very are concerned for their welfare.
A spokesperson for the UK Coastguard said: “At just after 1.45pm Friday 17th March the team were paged to assist Hampshire Police searching for a vulnerable missing person in the area of Hayling Island.
“The team were assisted by Lee on the Solent Coastguard Rescue Helicopter they are currently carrying out a comprehensive search from the air supported by teams on the ground and on the water the search operation is being managed by Hampshire Police.
A Portsmouth lifeboat spokesperson said: “Portsmouth’s RNLI lifeboat volunteers were alerted by the Coastguard and were requested to assist in an ongoing search for a missing local man.
“Both RNLI inshore lifeboats were launched from Portsmouth and the charity’s volunteers carried out a shoreline search alongside Hayling Island and Portsmouth Coastguard rescue teams, police, the Coastguard rescue helicopter.
Hampshire Police have yet to comment further about the search or the missing person
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