A major rescue operation is underway after reports that one person is missing off the coast of Southwold after a charity swim. The race started at midday today at the pier on the Suffolk coast. Under the charity the swim rules included:
- Competitors will begin with a run from the beach into the sea and head off to the direction of the first turn buoy.
- Swimmers would need to swim around orange and yellow buoys
- Competitors were to exit the water on to the beach with a short run to the finish line on the beach marked with banner flags
- In the event that conditions made the swim unsafe then the event will postponed to a later date.
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An unsettled day with rain and blustery winds. Brighter and colder by the afternoon.
Increasing cloud and rain overnight. Blustery and cold tomorrow.
Events are taking place in Cambridge, Norwich, Colchester, Southend and Lowestoft today, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.