Dock search for missing man

Fire crews, police and coastguards used a boat to search a dock basin and a stretch of canal after a man was reported missing.

Monday, 11th May 2015, 8:02 am

The co-ordinated operation swung into action on Sunday evening at Glasson Dock, but no trace of the man was found.

A special boat was brought in from Penwortham fire station and deployed with a crew of four firefighters and a member of the coastguard.

“We were called in to assist the police who were searching for a missing person,” said a brigade spokesman at Lancaster.

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“We deployed a boat which was brought up from Penwortham and the crew searched Glasson Dock and a length of the Lancaster Canal.

“But we didn’t find anyone and, at the time we were stood down, the man was still missing.”