Rescue teams in the River Humber were called out following a report of a man overboard on Wednesday night

Humber Coastguard

spent hours searching for a man overboard on Wednesday night after an alert

from vessel traffic services.

Search and rescue

teams were contacted at 8pm last night following reports that a crewmember had

gone overboard from the Netherlands cargo vessel Freya, close to Grimsby.

A comprehensive search

of the river took place over night, involving Humber and Cleethorpes RNLI

lifeboats, a rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield and 25 commercial vessel

from the Grimsby area.

Despite looking for

the man for hours and extensive searches of the shorelines, crews were unable

to find him.

The cargo vessel had

been on passage to the Port of Immingham when the incident happened.

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