Police search for 59-year-old Bridlington man missing near Bempton

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Police, Flamborough Lifeboat, the Coastguard and the RAF search and rescue helicopter have all been deployed today after a 59-year-old Bridlington man went missing near Bempton.

The 59-year-old was reported missing to the police this morning by his family, and specially trained police officers have been assisted by the other services in the search today.

The police have focused their enquiries near Bempton Cliffs.

Due to the tide and limited day light hours, Humberside Police called upon the Coastguard, RNLI, RAF helicopter, along with the police helicopter to try and locate the man.

The police 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 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 focussed 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.”