Police appeal for help locating man missing from Skegness

Police are appealing for help to find missing man David Leman.
Police are appealing for help to find missing man David Leman.

Police have appealed for public help to find a missing man at the centre of a search off the Skegness coast late last night.

David Leman, 51, was reported missing on Monday morning after parking his car on South Parade to take his dog Millie for a walk.

David is of mixed race, around six foot tall with a shaven head. His clothing has not been confirmed but is thought to be jeans and a hooded jacket.

Police would particularly like to hear from any dog walkers who may have seen David and Millie yesterday morning.

Millie is a black dog with a white patch on her chest and she was wearing a red collar.

Rescue crews braved force eight winds and freezing temperatures to search for David last night.

Coastguard crews from Chapel St Leonards, Skegness and Wrangle were joined by a Rescue 128 helicopter as they searched the dunes and icy North Sea for the missing dog walker.

The 12 coastguards combed the beach between 9.50pm and 2am while the helicopter searched the sea but were unable to find him.

Chapel station manager Mark Smith said: “The weather was incredibly rough, we had force six westerly winds gusting force eight, snow showers and minus eight wind chill - it was tough conditions and a difficult search.”

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 451 of February 4..