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Fisherman Found Dead Near Filey

Scarborough Coastguard Rescue Team

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 10:53am 10th January 2019. (Updated at 12:56pm 10th January 2019)

A fisherman's been found dead near Filey.

The coastguard was called at around 11.00pm last night (Wednesday 9 January) to reports of a person who hadn't returned after going out beach fishing. 

Teams from Whitby, Ravenscar, Bridlington, Scarborough and Filey, along with Whitby RNLI all weather lifeboat, Filey RNLI inshore and all weather lifeboat and a rescue helicopter were all sent to look for the man, as well as officers from North Yorkshire Police.

An extensive search was carried out through the night and the person was found dead near the Blue Dolphin Holiday Park at around 2.30am.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and the process to formally identify him is underway. 

 

 

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