Search continues for missing David Leman in Skegness

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

Police are continuing their search for missing David Leman today.

Search teams are again focusing on Gibraltar Point and Seacroft Golf Course, following reports of a man matching David’s description on Monday.

Police are also looking through the town and reviewing CCTV from the time of his disappearance on Monday morning, when he parked his car on South Parade to walk his dog Millie.

More than 200 people have also joined a Facebook event about a public search for David, after his disappearance prompted an outpouring of concern and support for his family, who are well known and liked in the local community.

A spokesperson for the police said the decision on whether to approve the public search would be taken shortly, but warned there were problems associated with such a venture.

They said: “While it can be a big help, there’s an element of danger because we need to make sure the people searching are also kept safe - that’s why we don’t tend to put out public appeals straight away - but I’ve no doubt that’s something they are considering now.”

Though no decision on whether to approve the public search has yet been made, Lincolnshire Police has restated its appeal for any sightings to be reported, particularly from dog walkers who may have seen David and Millie on Monday morning.

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.

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

Emergency services searching for David on Monday night discovered Millie wearing her lead but were unable to locate her owner.

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.