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Police search water in Immingham following report of boy entering water

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Police search water in Immingham following report of boy entering water

Humberside Police today searched a body of water in Immingham after receiving a report that a boy had entered the water.

Although underwater and marine search officers were at the scene from 6.30am until just before 12pm, they did not find anyone matching the boy’s description on CCTV or in the local area.

Police have also checked their missing persons database and found nothing.

However, they have confirmed that they believe the call was made with ‘good intent’.

Detective Inspector Tom Kelly said: “Our specialist underwater search team have thoroughly scoured the area and local CCTV to check for anyone matching that description, which has proven negative.”

DI Kelly originally made the following statement: “We received a call from a member of the public who reported seeing a boy entering a body of water on Mathew Ford Way shortly before 6.30am.

“Using the description provided during this report, officers have scoured the area and local CCTV to check for anyone matching that description, which has proven negative.

“Our specialist underwater search team have also thoroughly searched the body of water and have found no evidence to suggest any disturbance or person having been present in the water.

“Our missing persons database and concern for safety reports were also checked and found no matches for the description provided.

“We believe the call was one of good intent, and would ask that if anyone else witnessed this to get in touch on our 101 line quoting log 61 of today (7 April) and we will look into it.”

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