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Sea and air search launched for overdue canoe
11:34am Monday 20th August 2012 in Colchester
A HELICOPTER and lifeboat were called out after two men in a canoe lost track of time in Mersea.
The RAF rescue helicopter and West Mersea RNLI inshore lifeboat were scrambled at about 2.30pm on Sunday.
A worried caller had told the coastguard they were late back and concerns were raised about their safety.
However a 59-year-old man and 11-year-old boy were soon found safe and well and were unaware they were late or that any search was taking place.