Search abandoned for man who ‘fell in Humber’

THE search has been called off for a man thought to have gone over the railings into the Humber from a former dock.

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Humberside Police’s underwater rescue team searched the river this morning and officers walked the banks close to St Andrew’s Quay, now a shopping centre.

The inshore rescue boat Humber Rescue was launched in “horrendous” conditions at 7pm on Sunday, along with the RAF search and rescue helicopter, after a member of the public raised the alarm. They were stood down after two hours.

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No one has been reported missing to the police.

A force spokeswoman said: “We won’t be searching unless new information comes in.”

Of last night’s launch, Humber Rescue’s coxswain Dave Roberts said the conditions were among the worst he had seen in the boat’s 25-year history.