Coastguard called out to 'missing person' in Yorkshire which turned out to be disposable BBQ

Coastguard teams were called out in Yorkshire today after reports of a missing person - which turned out to be an abandoned disposable barbecue.

The callout in Hornsea. Photo: HM Coastguard

HM Coastguard Hornsea were paged by Humber CGOC to reports of a person in distress in Mappleton.

-> Police helicopter apologises for noise over Leeds after apprehending two burglarsThe team met with the first informant and created a search plan.

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The team conducted a search before sweeping the coastline.

The light seen by Coastguard teams - which turned out to be a disposable BBQ

The team deployed a white parachute flare to illuminate the area and to aid in assessing the current tidal conditions further along the coast.

The team were able to see in the distance a white light which appeared to be on the cliff.

Due to the distance, Withernsea Coastguard Rescue Team and Rescue Helicopter 912 were requested to assist with the search.

Hornsea Inshore Rescue were also paged to assist and officers from Humberside Police also attended.

-> The hidden beach which claims to be England's highest is situated right here in YorkshireA shore line, beach and cliff top search was carried out from Mappleton to East Newton.

The light initially seen by the team was found to be the remains of a still hot BBQ that had been left on the beach, north of Aldbrough.

After an extensive search of the area by all involved nothing else was found.

During this incident the team utilised life jackets, flares, torches, throw lines, maps, compass and search packs.

This incident involved. HM Coastguard Hornsea, HM Coastguard Withernsea, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 912, Hornsea Inshore Rescue and Humberside Police