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Updated: Helicopter search after man missing in Southend
12:36pm Thursday 30th August 2012 in Echo News
Emergency services were alerted around 11.30am to the coast off Southend, when a member of the public spotted a man in difficulty in the water.
The Coastguard Service, RNLI and police marine unit immediately launched a search, however no one was located. RNLI officers searching the beach found clothing and personal items.
Police say these relate to a 52-year-old man from London and are trying to locate his next of kin.
A thorough search of the water off the Western Esplanade continues and emergency services will remain to search the area as the tide recedes.
Anyone with witness information is asked to contact Police at Southend on 101.
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