HM Coastguard coordinates search for overdue person in North Yorkshire

HM Coastguard received a call at around 11.00 last night (9 January) from a member of the public to report an overdue person who had gone beach fishing in the North Yorkshire area.

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Whitby, Ravenscar, Bridlington, Scarborough and Filey, along with Whitby RNLI all weather lifeboat, Filey RNLI inshore and all weather lifeboat, HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter based at Humberside and National Police Air Service helicopter all attended to assist with the search, with assistance from North Yorkshire Police.  

An extensive search was carried out through the night and the person was found. Sadly they were declared deceased on scene and our thoughts are with the family at this time.

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