Tyne & Wear

Alnmouth search after clothes found near North Sea

An aerial view of Alnwick Image copyright Google
Image caption Northumbria Police officers supported by the Coastguard and a helicopter spent several hours searching the land and sea at Alnmouth on Christmas Day

A man who sparked a major search after his clothes were found near the North Sea has been found safe and well.

Police, Coastguard and a helicopter spent several hours of Christmas Day searching for the owner of clothes found next to a river inlet at Alnmouth in Northumberland.

Northumbria Police were called to Alnmouth at 08:34 GMT.

Officers spent three-and-a-half hours looking for the owner amid fears he had gone into the water.

He was later found at a house.

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