Emergency services called out to search for missing angler near Staithes

Emergency services were called out to search for a missing angler on Saturday.

Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 11:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 11:06 am
Staithes Coastguard.

Staithes and Runswick lifeboat was paged at 9.45pm on November 9.

The lifeboat launched just before 10pm to look for an angler thought to be fishing between Staithes and Skinningrove.

The angler's car was noticed parked in the Boulby area near Staithes by fellow anglers who became concerned as they hadn’t seen the suspected missing person whilst walking along the foreshore.

Both HM Coastguard and Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat conducted an extensive search of the shoreline between Staithes and Skinningrove. In view of weather conditions and an advancing tide, the search and rescue helicopter based at Humber was also launched to extend the search over a wider area.

Fortunately, shortly before midnight the angler was accounted for and search and rescue teams were stood down.