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Estuary search underway for missing Lancaster man Ben Heron


Ben Heron
Ben Heron
Chris Satori


A search is underway for a 39-year-old man who is believed to have walked into the water at Conder Green on Wednesday 26 April.

Police were initially called shortly before 2pm on Wednesday, to reports that Ben Heron had gone into the water close to the Stork Hotel on Corricks Lane.

A large-scale search, involving coastguard and police helicopters together with search teams on foot, was immediately launched and continued yesterday (Thursday). Unfortunately Ben has not yet been located.

The Police, Coastguard and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have joined forces to search along the coast from Ocean Edge to the Wyre Estuary and up the River Lune as far as the Lancaster Weir. 

They are also appealing to anybody with information about Ben’s disappearance to contact the police.

Inspector Charlie Clay, of Lancaster Police, said: “We know residents will have seen activity in these areas and we would like to thank them for their patience while our search continues.

“We are doing everything we can to locate Ben and would appeal to anybody with information about his disappearance to contact us as soon as possible.”

Ben, who is an online software developer, and well known in the Lancaster area, is described as white, of slim build, around 5ft 7ins tall, with short, fair hair. He was last seen wearing a thin, black jacket, light blue jeans and dark-coloured trainers.

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 695 of April 26th.