Maldon tombstoners under fire after sparking major search operation

Maldon tombstoners under fire after sparking major search operation

Maldon tombstoners under fire after sparking major search operation

First published in North Essex
Last updated

Tombstoners have come under fire for wasting valuable emergency services’ time after sparking a five-hour search.

Concerned witnesses called the police after a woman was seen jumping from a bridge over the River Chelmer in Maldon.

A widespread search for the woman was carried out, including a search of the water by frogmen.

Officers on the ground attended the scene, along with the ambulance service, police helicopter, South Woodham Coastguard Rescue Team, West Mersea RNLI Inshore Lifeboat and the Essex Fire Boat.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Shortly before 11pm, police were called by a man who reported he had been tombstoning in the river with a friend and he was safe and well and the search was called off.”

See the MBS for the full story.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree