Monday, 4 March 2013

SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN IN NORTH YORKSHIRE

Humber Coastguard is coordinating a large-scale search for a missing man in Robin Hood’s Bay.

The 61-year-old was last seen yesterday morning on the beach heading to Ravenscar.

The Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and the Ravenscar Coastguard Rescue Teams are all involved. They started searching just before 1am this morning and continued until 5am, before returning to start searching again at 9am.

North Yorkshire police, the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield along with the Scarborough Mountain Rescue Team are also involved.

Mike Puplett, Watch Manager at Humber Coastguard, said:

“We are very concerned for this missing gentleman. The search is concentrating on the areas 5 miles either side of Robin Hood’s Bay, with close attention being paid to the coastal paths, namely the Cleveland Way, the beach areas and cliffs.

"Temperatures fell very low last night, so it is important we locate this gentleman as soon as possible.”

UPDATE: 15:30 Monday 4 March

Search stood down unless new information comes to light.

UPDATE: 09:00 Tuesday 5 March

Missing man located safe and well in Huddersfield at approximately 6.30pm on Monday 4 March 2013.