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Hayling Island: Search for person missing in the sea called off

Hayling Island: Search for person missing in the sea called off

  • 14 December 2019
Image caption Emergency services searched for a second person believed to be in difficulty in Langstone Harbour

A search for a person missing in the sea off Hampshire has been called off.

A woman was rescued and a search was under way for a person said to be in difficulty at Langstone Harbour, near Hayling Island, at about 13:25 GMT.

The woman was taken to hospital while four lifeboat crews and a coastguard helicopter continued investigating.

The coastguard said nothing had been found and the search was "terminated pending further information" at about 19:00 GMT.

Alan Barnett, from Hayling Island Lifeboat Station, described it as "quite a big search operation."

Image caption The coastguard's search and rescue helicopter had joined the search
Image caption The coastguard said a woman had been pulled out the water and taken to hospital