Update: Search for missing fishermen in North Wales is stood down

Searches for three fishermen missing off the Conwy coast have been stood down (29 January), pending further information.

Her Majesty’s Coastguard has been co-ordinating the search to find them since they were reported missing just after 10am yesterday (28 January)

Bangor, Llandudno, Flint and Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Teams and Rhyl, Hoylake, Conwy, Beaumaris and Llandudno RNLI lifeboats, as well as the coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon and fixed-wing coastguard aircraft, have all been involved in an extensive search, along with North Wales Police.

Boats in the nearby area have also been keeping a look out for the missing vessel.

Duty Controller for HM Coastguard Rob Priestley said: “We have carried out highly-concentrated and thorough searches of wide areas off the north coast of Wales to locate this vessel – using all available resources – but, sadly, nothing has been found so far. Our thoughts are with the family and friends and the wider community at this difficult time.

“We would like to thank all of the teams and crews who have been involved with and participated in this large scale search effort since Thursday, as well as those vessels in the area and local community at large who have helped to provide as much information as possible to aid the search efforts.”

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