By Beth Grice
A police helicopter was seen over York last night in aid of searching for a missing person. The first sighting of the helicopter was reported around 10pm last night and was searching around the River Ouse, Knavesmire, Hob Moor and Dringhouses area.
At 6:39am a North Yorkshire Police Officer involved with the search explained what was taking place and confirmed the person has been found safely:
For those wondering what @NPASNewcastle were doing above York tonight… they were assisting us in the search for a vulnerable missing person, clearing large open areas and the surrounding streets. Glad to report the missing person has been found safe and well! #oneteam
— PC541NYP (@PC541NYP) May 9, 2018
People took to social media in order to find out what was taking place and to share their photos and videos of the search helicopter.
— Josh Cunnington (@_JoshCunnington) 8 May 2018
Anyone know why a helicopter has been over Tadcaster Road area of #York for the past 5-10min?
— 🍸☕ Hannah (@mshannah_jane) 8 May 2018
Police helicopter right over the top of me now, anybody know what’s going on?! #York
— Sophie Day (@sophd221b) 8 May 2018
Big police operation in #york tonight around south bank knavesmire area. Don’t know why but more no doubt from @NYPControlRoom @nyorkspolice on @minsterfm in the morning. Now searching front gardens with police on foot in Albemarle rd I’m told. @caterinasoave pic.twitter.com/vthqbYc0wN
— DavidDunninguk (@daviddunninguk) 8 May 2018