Search continues for missing man

Emergency services are still searching for a man at Ravenglass who went missing on 28th April.

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Search continues for missing man

Police and Coastguard services are still looking John Allen, who went missing in Ravenglass.

The 76-year-old, from Preston, has been missing for eleven days.

He was seen walking his dog at Ravenglass Estuary on Monday 28 April. Police believe he was trying to help his dog from the water when he went missing.

He was visiting the area on holiday.

Search still going 10 days after man's disappearance

Mr Allen was wearing a green fleece, green suede trousers and walking boots. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police and Coastguard services are still searching for John Allen, 10 days after he went missing in Ravenglass.

Mr Allen, from Preston, was last seen at about 9am on Monday 28 April whilst walking his dog at Ravenglass Estuary.

Previous searches have involved up to 100 people at low tide.

More information on the story can be found here.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101 and ask to speak to the Duty Sergeant at Whitehaven Police Station.

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Fourth day of searching for missing Ravenglass man

The search for a man who went missing in the Ravenglass estuary is entering its fourth day.

76-year-old John Allen was last seen on Monday morning. It's believed he was trying to help his dog out of the water when he went missing.

Up to one hundred people have been involved in the search. Mr Allen is from Preston and was holidaying in the area.

Low tide searches continue for John Allen

Police and the Coastguard are continuing to search at low tide for 76-year-old John Allen, who was last seen in the Ravenglass estuary on Monday morning. It's believed he was trying to help his dog out of the water when he went missing.

A major search operation has been taking place for him involving up to 100 people and local volunteers. As the estuary is tidal, some of the searches can only take place when the water level is low. Mr Allen is from Preston and was holidaying in the area.

100 people search for missing Ravenglass man

Police and other emergency services are continuing to look for John Allen at Ravenglass.

This morning (29th) a search at low tide found no sign of Mr Allen.

It follows a search last night which involved a large number of emergency services, including Mountain rescue teams, Coastguard, Cumbria Fire and Rescue officers, Cumbria Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) officers, the National Police Air Service and Cumbria Police officers.

John Allen was last seen entering the water of Ravenglass Estuary at 9am on 28th April.

“Following enquiries we do not believe Mr Allen was swimming in the Estuary yesterday morning, but may have been trying to help his dog out of the water. The dog is fine, however Mr Allen has notbeen seen since.

We had around 100 people out searching for Mr Allen last night, and we are appealing to the local community to get in touchwith any relevant information they may have.”

– Inspector Mark Wear, Cumbria Police

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Search resumes for missing John Allen

An underwater search is taking place this morning for missing man John Allen. The 76-year-old from Preston was last seen yesterday morning trying to cross the Ravenglass estuary with his dog.

The search was paused overnight but teams have also been looking along the banks of the estuary. Around 50 members of the emergency services have been involved in the operation.

Major search for missing man

A major search has been taking place for a man missing in the water along the Cumbrian coast.

76 year-old John Allen, who's from Preston was last seen crossing the Ravenglass estuary with his dog this morning.

Hannah McNulty had been at the scene for most of the day.

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