Coastal search after report of person in the sea

Emergency services on the scene at Redcar pictured by the town's RNLI team.
Emergency services on the scene at Redcar pictured by the town's RNLI team.

A search operation was launched after reports a person had gone missing in the sea.

The Coastguard, Redcar RNLI and paramedics were called to the seafront in the town at 2.40am today after the report was made.

After an extensive search, the services were satisfied no one was in the water, with the RNLI stating its team considered it a false alarm.