Simon Tait: Man missing on River Yare found after search

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image captionSearch and rescue teams spent Tuesday evening combing the River Yare in search of the missing man

A man who went missing from a sailing boat has been found after a huge search operation, police have said.

River, air and land teams began looking for Simon Tait, 38, on the River Yare in Norfolk on Tuesday evening at about 18:50 GMT.

It is understood his empty boat was found moored up at Strumpshaw Fen soon afterwards.

Norfolk Police confirmed Mr Tait had been taken to the James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth.

His father Ali Tait said a "massive big thanks to everyone who helped in the search" in a Facebook post and added he was heading to the hospital.

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image captionSimon Tait was last seen at an address in Surlingham
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Mr Tait had last been seen at an address in his home village of Surlingham, according to the police.

He did not have a mobile phone with him.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, Hemsby Broads Rescue and the Winterton and Gorleston Coastguard teams were also involved in the search.

image captionSearches of the River Yare at Surlingham and the surrounding area were continuing on Wednesday

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