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Essex: Concerns for missing man after clothes found
9:10am Friday 31st August 2012 in News
Emergency services were alerted about 11.30am yesterday morning to the coast off Southend, when a member of the public spotted a man in difficulty in the water.
The Coastguard Service, RNLI and police marine unit immediately launched a search, however no one was located.
RNLI officers searching the beach found clothing and personal items. Police say these relate to a 52-year-old man from London and are trying to locate his next of kin.
A thorough search of the water off the Western Esplanade continues and emergency services will remain to search the area as the tide recedes.
Anyone with witness information is asked to contact Police at Southend on 101.