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Police and mountain rescue join search for missing angler

Police and Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue have joined in the search for an angler who is missing off the coast of Scarborough.

Crews search the coast for the missing angler

The man was reported missing last night when he failed to return home. His two dogs were found near the cliffs.

Officers and volunteers have moved the search inland, along cliff top paths and towards the village of Burniston.

Lifeboat crews were stood down earlier this morning.


Lifeboats stood down in search for missing angler

Crews at the scene

Scarborough RNLI’s two lifeboats have been temporarily stood down during the ongoing search for a missing angler off Burniston cliffs.

A Sea-King helicopter searching for the angler

The search was concentrated on the cliffs, shoreline and sea at Hundale Point and Cloughton Wyke, just north of Scarborough, in difficult conditions caused by the second biggest tide in January and heavy swells hampering the search.

Lifeboats searching for the man

The missing man’s two dogs are alive at the scene and are being recovered by coastguard rescue teams.

The man had been angling at Hundale Point, near Scarborough, but failed to return home at 9:30pm yesterday when planned.

RNLI teams search the shore

Three teams of coastguards, from Burniston, Scarborough and Ravenscar, and a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer were also involved in the search.

RNLI searching for missing angler

A massive land and sea search is taking place off the North Yorkshire coast to find a missing angler.

The man had been angling at Hundale Point, near Scarborough, but failed to return home at 9:30pm yesterday when planned.

RNLI teams searching for the angler Credit: RNLI

Humber Coastguard is currently coordinating a search and rescue operation after the man’s concerned wife informed police.

A search and rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer, RNLI inshore and offshore lifeboats from Scarborough, along with Coastguard rescue teams from Scarborough, Burniston and Ravenscar are currently on scene.

Mike Green, Watch Manager at Humber Coastguard, said: “The search has been taking place since 4am and we are focussing on searching an area of coastline two miles either side of Hundale Point and two miles out to sea.

“It is quite a complex operation, as the local coastline has very steep, craggy cliffs.”

The missing man’s two dogs are alive at the scene and are being recovered by coastguard rescue teams.

Lifeboat and helicopter search for missing angler

A lifeboat and helicopter have been deployed to search for a missing angler near Burniston, just north of Scarborough in North Yorkshire.


Busy summer for RNLI

Lifeboat crews had a busy summer Credit: Humber Rescue

More than 1,000 people were rescued by RNLI volunteers in our region last year.

It is thought the hot summer contributed to the number of minor injuries and lifesaving rescues. The busiest parts of the region were Bridlington South where they helped 165 people and Whitby who rescued 79 people.

Busy summer for Lifeboat crews

RNLI crew in action Credit: RLNI

The long, hot summer of 2013 has been one of the busiest on record for Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifesavers in the north of England.

Figures released today show the volunteer lifeboat crews carried out 598 rescue launches in June, July and August - a 28.9% increase on the previous year.

RNLI lifeguards also experienced a busy season in the north, dealing with 1,408 incidents compared to 1,143 last summer - a 23.2% increase.

Gareth Wilson, RNLI Divisional Operations Manager in the north, said good summer weather generally leads to a higher than average number of lifeboat launches.

An RNLI crew heading out to sea Credit: RNLI

He added: 'The more people there are at the coast, going to the beach and taking to the water, the more calls there will be for RNLI assistance.

"Our volunteer lifeboat crews are at their busiest when the sun is shining and some stations were called out several times a day at the height of the summer to help people who got into trouble on a trip to the seaside.'

Crew rescued from trawler off Bridlington coast

Four crew members have had to be rescued from a trawler in Bridlington. The town's RNLI lifeboat got the call yesterday morning after the boat called ''The Serena'' beached off the south pier. The vessel, which works out of harbour, was heading back when it ran into trouble.

'The Serena' trawler got into trouble off the Bridlington coast
The trawler normally works out of Bridlington
The RNLI assist the trawler crew

Cleethorpes lifeboats rescue 51 people in 2012

Lifeboat crews at Cleethorpes rescued 51 people last year, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has revealed.

Cleethorpes was one of the RNLI's busiest stations in the north of England,with 50 lifeboat launches.

Across the north, RNLI volunteers launched lifeboats 1,024 times from the charity's 33 stations.

The figures show that our volunteers dedicate a huge amount of their time to saving lives at sea. To know that they are on call 24/7, every day of the year is reassuring for all of us who venture out to sea around the UK and Ireland. And it's not just our crew who are committed to our charity, they wouldn't be able to carry out their lifesaving work without the incredible generosity of the public and I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who support the RNLI, whether by giving up their time or by making a donation."

– Michael Vlasto, RNLI operations director
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