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.