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Cornwall Coastguard say they will continue searching for Mike Bindon until nightfall (Thursday 23 January) and then if nothing is found, the case will be handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police.
The angler swept out to sea yesterday has been named by Coastguards as Mike Bindon, aged 23, and from Plymouth.
His family have been informed.
It's thought the 22-year-old man swept into the sea at Polzeath yesterday morning is from Plymouth.
The search for a missing angler, who was knocked off rocks whilst fishing with a friend near Pentire Point, will resume this afternoon.
Several coastguard teams will begin a shoreline search from 1pm this afternoon. Their operation will include Polzeath beach, the coast path to Pentire Point and the mouth of the River Camel.
The search for a man who was swept from rocks in Polzeath in Cornwall will resume later.
The man, 22, was fishing on the coast when he was knocked in by rough seas at around 10am yesterday morning. A major operation was launched to find him, but called off last night.
Coastguards say the search will continue at low water this afternoon.
Falmouth Coastguard has confirmed that the search for the missing angler has been stood down. There is still no sign of the missing 22 year-old, but a search of the shoreline will begin tomorrow morning.
The Coastguard says the focus of the operation is now turning from a rescue to a body recovery mission.
Two of the three lifeboats searching for the angler have returned to their stations, after nearly four hours of searching. Padstow's lifeboat is continuing the search, however, and has been helped by a rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.
Conditions at the scene were described as 'not very pleasant', according to RNLI volunteer crews, with a strong north westerly force 4 to 5 wind, 15-foot swell and cold air temperatures. There has so far been no sign of the man.
A major search is underway for a 22 year-old angler who was swept into sea at The Rumps, a rocky outcrop near Polzeath, Cornwall.
The man was fishing with a friend when he disappeared. His friend called 999 and Falmouth Coastguard was alerted at 9:40am this morning. Lifeboats from Polzeath, Padstow and Port Isaac are currently searching for him.