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Search for missing Skegness man David Leman off the East Coast

Missing man David Leman.

Missing man David Leman.

 

Louth Search Dogs are helping with the search for missing man David Leman off the coast of Skegness this morning.

Searches are being carried out for the 51-year-old who has not been seen since Monday morning.

David parked his car in South Parade car park in Skegness on Monday morning and took his dog, Millie, for a walk.

Millie was found later on in the day with her lead attached but David is missing.

David is of mixed race, approximately six feet tall with a shaven head. His clothing has not been confirmed but is thought to be jeans and a hooded jacket.

Police would particularly like to hear from any dog walkers who may have seen David and Millie yesterday morning.

Millie is a black dog with a white patch on her chest and she was wearing a red collar.

The Coastguard helicopter and search teams have been searching for David overnight and will continue throughout today (Tuesday).

Rescue crews braved force eight winds and freezing temperatures to search the Skegness coast last night.

Coastguard crews from Chapel St Leonards, Skegness and Wrangle were joined by a Rescue 128 helicopter as they searched the dunes near Skegness and icy North Sea.

The 12 coastguards combed the beach between 9.50pm and 2am while the helicopter searched the sea but the only discovery was his dog and car on South Parade.

Chapel station manager Mark Smith said: “The weather was incredibly rough, we had force six westerly winds gusting force eight, snow showers and minus eight wind chill - it was tough conditions and a difficult search.”

Louth Search and Rescue Dogs are also attending to assist with the search for David.

Anyone with information which might help the police should call 101 immediately, quoting incident 451 of February 4.

More details will follow as we get them.

 

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