Socks in the sand spark police mystery

Published: 01st June 2009

Socks in the sand spark police mystery
An abandoned pair of socks and shoes sparked a police hunt for a possible missing person on Sunday.

The items were left on a Bournemouth beach, with words from the poem Footprints in the Sand written alongside them in giant letters, the Daily Echo reports.

Police and lifeboats arrived on Sunday morning and searched the area, fearing someone may have tried to harm themselves.

But after hours of searching they came to the conclusion that the sockless person was no more than a prankster.

The socks, shoes and words were removed from the beach before it was reopened to visitors looking to make the most of the good weather.

Footprints in the Sand was written by Mary Stevenson in 1936 when she was just a teenager.

It depicts how God carried the narrator through tough times - meaning only one set of footprints was left.

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