Emergency Services this morning have scaled back the search for a missing teenage boy who is believed to be missing at sea.
Emergency services & the Coastguard worked relentlessly during the night to find the missing teen after receiving multiple calls to police.
The search has been called off because they no longer believe that the survivability is viable.
Overnight members of the community have pulled together to help search for the missing teen.
With some members of the community providing refreshments for emergency workers.
This morning the Humber Coastguard confirmed that the search had been scaled back.
A spokesperson for the Coastguard said “We’ve gone out there this morning and covered it again, Staff carried on until the last hour or so, we have thrown everything into the search with “everything we could get hold of” with assistance from the police and RNLI.
“Survivability has been deemed no longer viable. After consultation with police, the search effort has been suspended, At the moment we have got nothing present there.”
“We have not terminated the search but we are not actively looking unless we have got reports or sighting.”
During the hours of Darkness many members of the community came out and helped search the beach by torch light.
Some supported with drones but were asked to land them to enable to police helicopter to carry out a detailed low level search of the area.
Emergency services raced to the scene just before 7pm on Thursday which is located near to the West View area of Hartlepool.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the missing teenager.
We thank emergency services, volunteers and members of the community who in true Hartlepool sprit have pulled together and searched during the night to assist within the search.