Gullane Beach: Emergency service search as abandoned clothes cause concern

A search of the East Lothian coastline was launched after abandoned clothes caused concern.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 2:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th June 2021, 3:49 pm

The North Berwick Coastguard received reports just after 11pm that a pile of clothes had been found at Gullane beach.

They had been found by a passerby who was out walking, and, having not seen anyone around, became concerned that something may have happened to the owner.

They subsequently called the coastguard, who also alerted the police.

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A search was launched and enquiries made.

No person was identified to be in distress and it appeared that the clothing and bag had been forgotten.

In a statement on social media, the coastguard said: “The first informants did exactly the right thing by calling in their concerns.

"Remember if you see someone or something you are concerned about on the shoreline, cliffs, mud or water. Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. If in doubt, call!

“There is an alternative contact number for the Coastguard, 01224592334 where you can pass information."

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