Wednesday 20 September 2017

Rescue teams find boy, 5, in tent

An RAF rescue helicopter was used to hunt for a missing boy who was later found hiding in his tent
An RAF rescue helicopter was used to hunt for a missing boy who was later found hiding in his tent

An RAF helicopter, a lifeboat, two shore rescue teams and police officers were called out to search for a five-year-old boy missing from a cliff-top campsite.

After 90 minutes of desperate searching, the youngster was discovered hiding in a compartment of his family tent.

North Yorkshire Police said it contacted Humber Coastguard at reporting the boy had gone missing from the Crow's Nest Caravan Park. between Scarborough and Filey. By this time the child had already been missing for 45 minutes.

The coastguard sent the Filey and Scarborough Coastguard Rescue Teams, the Filey RNLI Inshore Lifeboat and the Rescue 128 Sea King from RAF Leconfield, near Hull, to the scene.

The boy was then located safe and well in a compartment in the tent where he had been hiding.

Humber Coastguard watch manager Graham Dawson said: "Following the report of the missing child we immediately sent teams to begin the search - fearing for the worst as the camping field was so close to the cliffs.

"Luckily the child - who had in fact been hiding - was found safe and well after an hour and a half of searching by both the coastguard and the police."

Press Association

Editors Choice

Also in World News