A major search and rescue operation involving over 60 search and rescue personnel has been launched for a missing runner in Lydd.
A Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Two Coastguard search and rescue teams from Lydd and the Lowland Rescue “Kent SAR” a charitable organisation dedicated to assisting the emergency services in the search for and rescue of vulnerable missing persons are all involved in the search that has been launched in the early hours of New Year’s eve.
It following the overdue report of a high risk 52-year-old local man from the Lydd area who has failed to return whilst being out for a run.
The concerns are the vulnerable man was only wearing running clothing and was due to return just after 4pm on Wednesday 30th December 2020.
The AW198 AugustWestlands helicopter has been conducting an aerial search using a FLIR Heat-seeking camera from above.
Whilst specialist search dogs trained to seek out blood and human scent have been used on the ground in freezing temperatures.
Coastguard search and rescue teams have been carrying a shoreline search for the missing man
Kent Police have been approached for comment but state they are not in a position to issue any information at this present time
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