Major search launched after reports of person falling into Portsmouth creek

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AN EXTENSIVE search was carried out at a creek last night after reports of a person falling in the water.

The police received reports that someone might have fallen into Ports Creek, Hilsea, at about 7.30pm.

The coastguard was sent out.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: ‘We tasked both lifeboats and two rescue teams.

‘The police also sent a helicopter and their main unit.

‘The area was thoroughly searched with nothing found.

‘The police were happy to stand down.’