Missing Swimmer Named As Lawrence Gibbs

21 October 2018, 13:02 | Updated: 21 October 2018, 13:11

Pakefield Missing Swimmer

Suffolk Police are widening their search for a missing 56 year-old man from Redisham near Beccles.

Lawrence Gibbs was last seen at Pakefield, near Lowestoft, at around 5pm yesterday, Saturday 20 October.

He was seen entering the sea at Pakefield Beach, drifting towards Kessingland.

He is described as white, of medium build with grey hair.

He was last seen wearing blue swimming shorts and a swimming cap.

The Coastguard launched a big search with Coastguard crews, the Lowestoft Lifeboat and the Search and Rescue helicopter, supported by Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SULSAR).

The search was stood down at around 130am and resumed at around 630am.

Anyone who has seen Lawrence or anybody with any information is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101.