UPDATE: Operation launched to find missing man

Morecambe Bay on a sunny March day.
Morecambe Bay on a sunny March day.

Lancashire police and the Coastguard launched a mass operation to find a missing man last night.

They teamed up to hunt for a 45-year-old Lancaster man in the Morecambe area.

The coastguard searched the shore from Morecambe to Knott-End-on-Sea whilst the police combed the land.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: “A team searched the shores of Morecambe to Knott-End-on-Sea from 9.30pm until 11.50pm last night.”

And the police revealed the man has been found.

A spokesman for Lancashire police said: “The man has been found safe and well this morning.”