Search for missing angler off Aberdeenshire Coast
Coastguard search for angler missing in south Aberdeenshire.
A search is continuing this morning for an angler who was reported missing in south Aberdeenshire.
Aberdeen Coastguard received a call from a sea angler at around 3am today (2 February 2014) reporting that another sea angler who was out with him had disappeared from rocks approximately a mile north of St. Cyrus.
The Coastguard Rescue Teams from Montrose, Carnoustie, Arbroath and Aberdeen are involved in the search, along with the Montrose RNLI all-weather lifeboat and the rescue helicopter BP Rescue Bond 1.
Kevin Brown, Watch Manager at Aberdeen Coastguard, said:
A search is still ongoing this morning to find this missing sea angler. Weather conditions are improving and although the wind in the early hours was gusting force 4 (13 to 17 mph), there was a large sea swell of 2 to 3 metres.
We’d always recommend that anglers check weather and tides before setting out and make sure they wear suitable clothing and a lifejacket. If you get into difficulty, or spot someone else in trouble, call 999 straight away and ask for the coastguard.
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