BREAKING: Body found after search

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The body of a woman in her 50s has been recovered following a search by Bridlington and Filey Coastguard and Humberside Police.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “Humberside Police were alerted at 1718hrs on Monday 16 March by the family of a woman missing from West Hull for whom there was concern for her welfare.

“Enquiries were conducted by officers and following information from the family of the woman, who is aged in her 50s, a search was carried out for the missing woman’s car at Bempton. The car was located in the area of Bempton Cliffs and assistance was requested from the Coastguard and the RAF to search for the missing woman.

“At approximately 2300hrs a body was located at the bottom of the cliff and was recovered and removed to the mortuary at Hull Royal Infirmary where formal identification will be completed and a post mortem examination carried out.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A spokesperson for the Coastguard added: “Humberside Police asked us to assist with the search for a missing woman at Bempton Cliffs

“Bridlington and Filey Coastguard teams and the rescue helicopter from Leconfield were all tasked.

“Rescue 128 assisted the search but suffered a bird strike and had to land on the cliff top. After a protracted search the casualty was located and Filey ILB and All weather boats were tasked to recover. Flamborough RNLI also tasked to assist due to difficulties of the recovery. Unfortunately on this occasion the outcome wasn’t good and our thoughts go to the family and friends of the deceased.”