POLICE HELICOPTER RESUMES SEARCH FOR MISSING “MAN IN BLACK”

A National Police Air Service helicopter conducting a search sweep along the Penarth foreshore today

A National Police Air Service helicopter conducting a search sweep along the Penarth foreshore today

A police helicopter has been carrying out slow  low-level sweeps of the Penarth foreshore as the search continues for the “man dressed in black” who was reported to have “walked into the water” 600 metres south of Penarth lifeboat slip at around 17:00 last night.

The National Police Air Service helicopter – with infra-red heat detecting equipment on board – carried out a slow, low-level sweep along the foreshore at 13:00 today.

The police helicopter carrying our a low-tide search along the Penarth foreshore today

The police helicopter carrying out a low-tide search along the Penarth foreshore today

It’s now been established that the alarm was raised by a “vessel on the water” – the crew of which had seen the man dressed in black – or dark – clothing walking into the water.

The search began at Cardiff Docks entrance and continued along Penarth Head  past Penarth Pier and the Esplanade and on towards Lavernock  – passing the point at which the man was reported to have been seen walking waist-deep into the sea.

Both Penarth lifeboats - seen here together laast night - were involved in the search

Both Penarth lifeboats – seen here together last night – were involved in the search

The tide was still rising at the time.

As reported by PDN last night (see http://tinyurl.com/hwbbua6 ) both Penarth lifeboats, the Barry Dock lifeboat and a Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter were involved in the search as darkness fell .

The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter had ferried a cliff-fall casualty to hospuital before joining last nigght's search - and then went on to rescue people from Sully Island

The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter had ferried a cliff-fall casualty to hospital before joining last night’s search – and then went on to rescue people from Sully Island

As it happened one of the lifeboats and the helicopter were both used last night to rescue two groups of people who had been cut off by the tide in the Sully area – none of whom had any connection with the man seen entering the water.

South Wales Police  said today no body has been found. Officers are continuing to make enquiries in relation to the incident.

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3 Responses to POLICE HELICOPTER RESUMES SEARCH FOR MISSING “MAN IN BLACK”

  1. Colin says:

    Could another agency get the strandees at Sully, (CAVRA)?

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