UPDATE: Multi Agency search for sailor at Keadby Bridge

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Volunteers from the local independent lifeboat based at Hessle Foreshore, Humber Rescue have joined in the multi agency search for a missing person on the River Trent.

Crews were alerted just after 8am today to continue the search for a missing seaman near to Grove Wharf, Flixborough.

Humber Rescue volunteers responded by road taking their smaller 3m ‘Rescue Junior’ boat to the wharf where it was lifted in by crane.

In addition to the boat crew, the volunteers also have a shore crew on scene and a crew at the Hessle based Incident Room, where they are talking constantly with both Humberside Police and the HM Coastguard at Bridlington regarding search patterns and crew relief.

Humber Rescue are at present engaged in searching the embankments between the Keadby Bridge and Burton Stather, this pattern will change as the protracted incident progresses.