Padstow: Search For Missing Angler

UPDATE 16:30 Weds 22nd January: Emergency services have now been stood down and returned to base. No sign of missing man.

Padstow's Tamar Class lifeboat

Rescue teams are searching for an angler feared washed out to sea in Cornwall. 

The man, who had been fishing with a friend, was seen in the water near Rumps Point in Polzeath, north Cornwall, at 9.40am. 

Emergency services were called to the scene and a search operation is under way. 

The Padstow all weather Tamar class lifeboat, Rock's D-class lifeboat and the D-class lifeboat from Port Isaac were launched. 

A rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose was also involved in the search. 

Conditions at the scene were described as not very pleasant, with a strong north westerly force 4 to 5 wind, 15 foot swell and cold air temperatures. 

Rock and Port Isaac RNLI crew were stood down around 1.30pm down by Falmouth Coastguard with the volunteer lifeboat crews returning to their respective stations, Padstow's crew are continuing with the search.

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