Missing sailor 'wasn't wearing life jacket'

A sailor who is missing after falling overboard from a small cargo ship moored on the River Trent in the North Lincolnshire area was not believed to be wearing a life jacket.

We understand that the crewman was not wearing a life jacket and, in these conditions particularly, I would say this should have been an essential bare minimum of safety equipment.

We have now stood the search down for the night, and will continue searching during tomorrow.

– Humber Coastguard watch manager Mike Puplett

Read: Search as sailor falls overboard in 'very poor' weather

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Around 10,000 people in Wales, Northern Ireland and Cumbria were left without power after the UK was hit by powerful storms. A search will resume for a sailor who fell overboard from a small ship on the River Trent amid 'very poor' weather conditions