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Police call off Helsinki search - false alarm

A search for a missing person at Helsinki’s Tuorinniemi beach was called off on Sunday afternoon after officials determined the incident to be a false alarm.

Herttoniemessä etsitään mahdollisesti veden varaan joutunutta lasta Tuorinniemen uimarannalla.
Herttoniemen Tuorinniemen uimarannalla etsittiin veden varaan joutunutta lasta lauantaina. Image: Patrick Wikblad

An eye witness reported seeing a hand in the water but gave no further details. No clothes or other effects were discovered on the nearby beach.

Coast guard officerss aided by nine rescue teams looked for either a missing child or adult for over two hours. Sea rescue boats and a helicopter were also involved in the search.

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