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Lifeboat launched in search for missing woman

PUBLISHED: 16:55 26 December 2017 | UPDATED: 08:23 28 December 2017

Sophie Smith, who has gone missing from Gorleston. Photo: Norfolk Police

Sophie Smith, who has gone missing from Gorleston. Photo: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police

A lifeboat crew was sent to help in the search for a missing woman.

Sophie Smith, 21, went missing from her home in Avondale Road in Gorleston at about 3am on Boxing Day (Tuesday).

Police said she was believed to have been wearing a onesie with a blue Puffa style jacket.

MORE: Police appeal for help to find a missing woman

The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat launched on Tuesday morning tasking with searching the shoreline north towards Caister and then south towards Gorleston.

After an hour the crew were stood down by the coastguard. A spokesman for the RNLI said this was due to new information received by the authorities.

Norfolk Police issued a missing appeal on Boxing Day morning for Sophie Smith who went missing during the night.

Officers said they were concerned for her welfare asked the public or anyone who may have information about her whereabouts, or anyone who might have seen her, to contact Norfolk Police on 101.

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