Wells Coastal Lifeboat was called by HM Coastguard at 10.33pm to conduct a shoreline search for a missing person who had not returned to their car at the beach road car park, while she was walking with another person.
The inshore lifeboat was launched at 10:46 p.m. outside the boathouse with three volunteer crew members on board and began a search of the shore in conjunction with the local coast guard team. The Wells lifeboat was also deployed with the Coast Guard Unit, a lifeboat crew member with his thermal imaging equipment retained on station.
The inshore lifeboat crew carried out a thorough search of the area between Wells and Holkham and were returning east to continue the search for the missing person along the shore when, at 11:21 p.m., they were informed that the missing person had returned to the beach road parking lot. .
The coastal lifeboat was stopped at 11:22 p.m. after being informed that the missing person was safe and returned to the station.
The inshore lifeboat was ashore at 11:30 a.m. and was relocated, sanitized, refueled and ready for service again at 11:55 p.m.
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