A multi agency search operation supervised by the UK Coastguard operation centre in Fareham was conducted in Hilsea this evening. The search involved the national police air support helicopter from Bournemouth,RNLI lifeboat from Portsmouth, a police launch and two coastguard search and rescue teams from Portsmouth and Hayling Island and police officers from Havant were sparked just after 7:30pm this evening(Thursday).
The search was carried out after police received a call of a report of a person falling of the bridge into the creek. Coastguard rescue teams were paged to assist Hampshire Police after reports of an object or person falling into Hilsea Creek.
Coastguard rescue team carried out an extensive searched from the banks of the creek searching from Hilsea roundabout East to the railway line,as the inshore lifeboat and police unit completed a search in the creek, whilst the Police helicopter provided additional search assistance with their cameras from above.
Despite the extensive search on and off the water which lasted a number of hours nothing untoward was found and the rescue teams and emergency services were stood down as they completed their taskings.