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Search for missing swimmer stood down

Search teams have been scouring the area around Pakefield beach. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The search for a 56 year old swimmer missing off the coast near Lowestoft in Suffolk has been stood down.

Lawrence Gibbs, from Pakefield, was last seen at Pakefield near Lowestoft around five pm on Saturday 21 October.

He was heading into the sea wearing blue swimming shorts and a swimming cap.

Search teams have now been stood down. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Coastguards and the Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SULSAR) spent much of Saturday night and Sunday morning looking for Mr Gibbs - but with no sign of him they have scaled back the search.

Police are appealing for anyone who sees him to get in touch.