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Helicopter over King's Lynn was looking for missing person

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The helicopter that hovered low over the River Great Ouse in Lynn and West Lynn was looking for a missing person, it has been confirmed by the Coastguard.

People in the centre of Lynn were startled yesterday when the helicopter loudly shattered the calm of a Friday afternoon in Lynn at 3pm.

The orange-and-white chopper seemed to came to scarcely more than 200ft off the water.

Helicopter over the River Great Ouse, September 17, 2021 (51346422)
Helicopter over the River Great Ouse, September 17, 2021 (51346422)

The craft then turned and circled for some minutes before heading off to West Lynn where it could also be seen to be hovering over one spot for some minutes before moving away towards The Wash.

Many people stopped to look at the aircraft.

Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team tweeted today that it had been been paged by Humber Coastguard along with Sutton Bridge Coastguard station to assist the ambulance service with a "casualty extration". But once on scene no casualty was found and a search was launched for a possible casualty injured somewhere. No casualty was found and it is believed the person was found safe and well later at home.

Flightradar (51347256)
Flightradar (51347256)

Thanks to reader Dan Addison on Faebook for showing us the Flightradar online tracker which showed the helicopter had made the journey across The Wash from Lincolnshire.

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