Search for missing Bridlington man continues

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The search for a 59-year-old Bridlington man who went missing near Bempton cliffs on Tuesday is continuing today.

Police, Flamborough Lifeboat, the Coastguard and the RAF search and rescue helicopter were all deployed on Tuesday in an attempt to find the man.

The 59-year-old was reported missing to the police on Tuesday morning by his family, and specially trained police officers were assisted by the other services in the search.

The police have focused their enquiries near Bempton Cliffs. They continue to search the area, however the services of the other agencies have now resumed to other duties.

A spokesperson for Flamborough RNLI told the Free Press: “The lifeboat was tasked by police at 10.41am on Tuesday to search for a missing person. The police helicopter had been out, but had to be grounded because of the high winds and rain.

“The search was focused from Flamborough down to Bempton, as an abandoned car had been found at the Bempton Cliffs car park.

“The RAF helicopter were also scrambled, and they spotted a coat in the water which the Flamborough lifeboat picked up and handed to police at North Landing. The Flamborough lifeboat crew got back to the boathouse at about 2.30pm.”