Staithes and Runswick RNLI search for missing angler
Staithes and Runswick lifeboat was paged at 9:45pm on Saturday evening (9 November).
The lifeboat launched just before 10pm in connection with an angler thought to be fishing between Staithes and Skinningrove who was unaccounted for.
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. Search and rescue teams were then stood down.
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